Students from ACS Cobham International School, aged six to ten, enjoyed a visit from Kate DiCamillo, award-winning author of ‘The Tale of Desperaux’, which was made into a successful animated film.
As part of the event, DiCamillo gave a presentation on her latest book, ‘Raymie Nightingale’ followed by a question and answer session with the class where she talked about how she became an author and her writing inspiration.
Lower School Librarian, Carla Magenheimer, commented:
“Hearing Kate talk passionately about children’s fiction and her work as US Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, was really inspiring. The classes were gripped by every word, as they listened to Kate describe the hard work and dedication it takes to be a writer.”
DiCamillo has written several successful children’s books including student favourites ‘Because of Winn-Dixie’, ‘Tiger Rising’ and ‘The Mercy Watson’ series. Following the presentation, DiCamillo signed copies of her books for students to take home.
Carla Magenheimer added:
“Meeting enthusiastic authors such as Kate and hearing first-hand about their experiences is a wonderful opportunity for students, encouraging them to develop a love of reading and sparking their imaginations.”