Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Author: Kate DiCamillo

Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful article about Kate DiCamillo in the NYTimes. Click right now and read it.

For now, she's waiting "for the thing that makes the divining rod tremble." She began writing the Mercy Watson books after a pig named Mercy popped into her head on a plane and "bewitched" her. "Despereaux," about a brave mouse, was the result of a friend's son telling her he wanted a story about "an unlikely hero" with exceptionally large ears. "The Miraculous Journey" came about after a friend gave her a china rabbit named Edward, and the author dreamed the doll was lying at the bottom of the ocean.

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