About the book:
Raymie Clarke has come to realize that everything, absolutely everything, depends on her. And she has a plan. If Raymie can win the Little Miss Central Florida Tire competition, then her father, who left town two days ago with a dental hygienist, will see Raymie's picture in the paper and (maybe) come home. To win, not only does Raymie have to do good deeds and learn how to twirl a baton; she also has to contend with the wispy, frequently fainting Louisiana Elefante, who has a show-business background, and the fiery, stubborn Beverly Tapinski, who’s determined to sabotage the contest. But as the competition approaches, loneliness, loss, and unanswerable questions draw the three girls into an unlikely friendship — and challenge each of them to come to the rescue in unexpected ways.
Happy Book Birthday to Kate DiCamillo's newest book, Raymie Nightingale. There is something about a Kate DiCamillo book that just draws in readers. Sure the chapters are short, and the characters quirky. However, those quirky characters will resonate in very deep ways with readers. The writing is both efficient and very real. Raymie, Louisiana, and Beverly learn more during the summer of 1975 than just friendship. They learn about life and growing up.
If you haven't put Raymie Nightingale on your list of books to read, pick up a copy today at your local indie bookstore.
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About the author: Kate DiCamillo is one of America’s most beloved storytellers. She was the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature and is a two-time Newbery Medalist. Born in Philadelphia, she grew up in Florida and now lives in Minneapolis, where she faithfully writes two pages a day, five days a week.You can find out more about Kate DiCamillo on her website: www.katedicamillo.com