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Kate DiCamillo's career as an author of children's literature took off after she moved from Florida to Minnesota. Catherine Smith/Courtesy of Candlewick Press hide caption

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Kate DiCamillo, Chronicler Of The Hard Truths Of Youth

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'It Takes A Lot Of Bravery To Be Kind,' Says Kids' Author Kate DiCamillo

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An Orphan, An Elephant And A Hapless Magician

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