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Because of Winn-Dixie

By Kate DiCamillo

Kate DiCamillo’s beloved, best-selling debut novel is now available in a paperback digest edition.

Kate DiCamillo’s first published novel, like Winn-Dixie himself, immediately proved to be a keeper -- a NEW YORK TIMES bestseller, a Newbery Honor winner, the inspiration for a popular film, and most especially, a cherished classic that touches the hearts of readers of all ages. It’s now available in a paperback digest format certain to bring this tale’s magic to an even wider circle of fans.

  • Kate DiCamillo's classic novel now in a digest trim paperback
  • A winning or honored book of over 80 awards, including a Newbery Honor
  • Three starred reviews and reviews from the NYTBR and the Washington Post

About the author

Kate DiCamillo was born in Philadelphia and moved with her family to Florida when she was five years old. In her twenties, Kate DiCamillo moved to Minnesota. It was this dislocation from her home that inspired Kate to write her first novel, "Because of Winn-Dixie". An immediate commercial and critical success, "Because of Winn-Dixie" went on to become a Newbery Honour Book in 2001 and was subsequently made into a film that was released in 2005. But that wasn t enough for Kate, and she went on to win the Newbery Medal in 2004 for her book "The Tale of Despereaux", a story about an unlikely hero. This was followed by another unusual tale with "The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane", a story about a china rabbit who learns about love. Kate has also written a series of early chapter-book readers about a lovable pig named Mercy Watson and her fun adventures. Kate lives in Minneapolis, where she faithfully writes two pages a day, five days a week.

ISBN: 9780763644321
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: October 1, 2009
Dimensions: 130 x 193mm, 192pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $13.99
New Zealand RRP: $15.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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