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Novels

Page history last edited by June Shanahan 6 years, 11 months ago

 

 
 
The Official Kate DiCamillo Page
 
 
In the mailbag:
An astonishing collection of kite-letters from Roseanne Vallely’s third graders at Martin Luther King Elementary in Edison, New Jersey.
Each letter is in the shape of a kite; each corner of the kite is inscribed with the name of a book. And when you lift the flap, you reveal the student’s favorite quote(s) from the book.
Pictured here is Shivani’s kite. Underneath The Tale of Despereaux flap are these words: “Everything as you well know (having lived in this world long enough to have figured out a thing or two for yourself), cannot always be sweetness and light.”
I don’t remember writing those words. I don’t even know where they are in the book.
...
So, each one of these kites, each quote that a child has chosen, is a small revelation to me, a reminder that the book is not mine, was never mine, and that the story only becomes whole when it enters into the heart and mind of another reader.
What am I trying to say?
I am trying to say this: it seems like a miracle to me, that I get to tell stories and that people read them and make them their own.
And I am also trying to say this: thank you.

 

Wonder

 

Love That Dog

 

Hate That Cat

 

The Boy On the Porch

 

The Underneath

 

Chains

 

The Tiger Rising

 

The Magician's Elephant

 

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

 

Summer Reading 

 

Lion To Guard Us

 

The Tale of Despereaux

 

Because of Winn Dixie

 

Where the Red Fern Grows

 

*Creepy Cubbard 

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