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Kate DiCamillo

Kate DiCamillo was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, raised in Clermont, Florida, and now lives in Minneapolis. She writes books for both children and adults, including Because of Winn-Dixie, Flora and Ulysses, The Tiger Rising, and Raymie Nightingale. She’s also written two Young Readers One Book South Dakota selections: The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane (2014) and The Tale of Despereaux (2023). DiCamillo served as the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature from 2014-2015.

Featured title: The Tale of Despereaux



  • Thursday, Sept. 21 @ 5:00 p.m.Stories Are Everywhere – The Monument, Rapid City
  • Friday, Sept. 22 @ 4:30 p.m.Stories Are Everywhere – Holiday Inn Express, Mystic & Savoy Rooms
  • Saturday, Sept. 23 @ 9:00 a.m.In Conversation with Lori Walsh: Talking Fairy Tales & Sneak Peek at the Puppets of Spelhorst – Holiday Inn Express, Mystic & Savoy Rooms

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