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.
Tuesday, February 21, 2006
Author: Kate DiCamillo
Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful article about Kate DiCamillo in the NYTimes. Click right now and read it.
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