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Kate DiCamillo

  • The Book Cellar at Page & Palette 32 South Section Street Fairhope, AL, 36532 United States

Kate DiCamillo is the award-winning author of such beloved stories as Because of Winn Dixie, The Tale of Despereaux, The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane and The Tiger Rising. DiCamillo returns to her roots with her latest book, Raymie Nightingale, a masterful, moving novel about an unforgettable summer friendship. 

Hook 'Em & Keep 'Em Reading Initiative

Page & Palette has always been a community hub and because we do so many events for non-profits we started our Good Life Foundation over ten years ago promoting fit minds and fit bodies. We have donated over $300k to area schools and other worthy organizations through our fundraising efforts.  Much of the money was used for enrichment program, libraries and a reading initiative, Hook ‘Em and Keep ‘Em which is aimed at getting kids really hooked on reading by the time they reach 5th grade and keep them as avid readers by 9th grade. Each year, we bring in notable authors to target these reading levels and give away approximately 1,200 books.

Page and Palette is thrilled to announce that the 2016 Hook 'Em & Keep 'Em Reading Initiative will feature Newbery Medal-winning author, Kate DiCamillo. Page and Palette’s foundation will be giving away free copies of DiCamillo’s award-winning novel Flora and Ulysses to 5th grade students in Fairhope this spring and fall.  This year, in an effort to extend the program's reach to include as many 5th grade students as possible,  Page and Palette is offering all schools the opportunity to purchase this year's Hook 'Em & Keep 'Em title at our wholesale discounted cost. Students will have the opportunity to meet DiCamillo and have their books autographed by the author at a special event set for Thursday, August 18th at The Book Cellar at Page & Palette.

DiCamillo is the award-winning author of such beloved stories as Because of Winn Dixie, The Tale of Despereaux, The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane and The Tiger Rising. DiCamillo returns to her roots with her latest book, Raymie Nightingale, a masterful, moving novel about an unforgettable summer friendship. Drawing comparisons to classic summer tales like Stand By Me, DiCamillo’s first major fiction release after her second Newbery win will be published with a global English language release and international marketing blitz on April 12, 2016.

If you would like more information on purchasing this year's Hook 'Em & Keep 'Em title for your school at Page and Palette's wholesale discounted price, contact Karin Wilson at karin@pageandpalette.com.