I’ve been a huge fan of Kate DiCamillo for many years. I first fell in love with her stories when I read The Tale of Despereaux and have loved all of her books since.
I’m very excited to read her new book, Raymie Nightingale, coming from Walker Books in April. Everything I’ve seen for it so far, from the blurb to the book trailer, makes it sound fantastic.
To whet your appetite check out the blurb and the book trailer below:
Raymie Clarke has come to realise 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 has run away 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, but she has to compete with the wispy, frequently fainting Louisiana Elefante with her 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 them to come to each other’s rescue in unexpected ways.
Raymie Nightingale by Kate DiCamillo is available from Walker Books Australia in April.