Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Newbery Medal Winner - DiCamillo will join Tulsa Youth Readers

Award winning author Kate DiCamillo is coming to Tulsa to accept the Tulsa Library Trust's 2007 Anne V. Zarrow Award for Young Readers' on Aug. 24 and 25, 2007.
The Award for Young Readers' Literature was inaugurated in 1991 and is given annually by the Tulsa Library Trust. In 1992, it was permanently named in honor of Anne V. Zarrow. Its purpose is to give formal recognition, on behalf of the Tulsa County community, to nationally acclaimed authors who have made a significant contribution to the field of literature for children and young adults.
Kate DiCamillo, an enchanting, gifted storyteller, is the author of several works for children and young adults, including “Because of Winn-Dixie” (a Newbery Honor book), “The Tiger Rising” (a National Book Award finalist) and “The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup and a Spool of Thread” (winner of the 2003 Newbery Medal). She recently completed a series of early chapter books about a pig named Mercy Watson who is very fond of toast; the newest title, “Mercy Watson Fights Crime,” was just released. She won the 2006 Boston Globe Horn Book Award for “The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane,” a delightful story of a porcelain rabbit.

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