Monday, November 19, 2007

Kate DiCamillo's most important books

Kate DiCamillo is the author of popular kid-lit titles such as Because of Winn-Dixie and the newly released picture book Great Joy.

She recently told Newsweek about her five most important books. And answered two related questions:

A classic that, upon rereading, disappointed:

Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi.I feel so guilty saying this. It was so disjointed. I wanted to edit the whole thing, which is horrible, but there you go.

A book you hope parents will read to their kids:

Charlotte's Web by E. B. White. It tells the truth and it makes the truth bearable. It shows you how to love the world.

Read about DiCamillo's five most important books.

Visit Kate DiCamillo's website.

--Marshal Zeringue