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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kate DiCamillo Narrator: Jenna Lamia Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2016 ISBN: 9781101917428
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Two-time Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo returns to her roots with a moving, masterful story of an unforgettable summer friendship.

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, but 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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • Raymie Nightingale is beautiful, a celebration of life, as are all her books.”

    Dean Koontz, #1 New York Times bestselling author

  • “Gives readers vivid images, dizzying ideas, humor, heart-wrenching emotions, and gorgeous, gorgeous language.”

    Huffington Post

  • “With extraordinary skill…DiCamillo traces the girls’ growing trust in each other while using understated confessionals and subtly expressed yearnings to show how tragedies have affected each of them. The book…reveals how love and compassion can overcome even the highest hurdles.”

    Publisher Weekly (starred review)

  • “Raymie…is observant, thoughtful, and sensitive…Her story unfolds in uncomplicated prose, even as the themes explored are complex…Poignant, insightful, and ultimately uplifting.”

    School Library Journal (starred review)

  • “DiCamillo once again shows that life’s underlying sadnesses can also be studded with hope and humor, and does it in a way so true that children will understand it in their bones.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “Modest prose carries the weight of deep meditations on life, death, the soul, friendship, and the meaning of life without ever seeming heavy, and there’s even a miracle to boot…DiCamillo demonstrates the power of simple words in a beautiful and wise tale.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • “The limited third-person narration gives Raymie her distinctive voice and spot-on pre-adolescent perspective of a young girl trying to make sense of the world around her. Here DiCamillo returns—triumphantly—to her Winn-Dixie roots.”

    Horn Book (starred review)

  • “DiCamillo does a wonderful job of allowing readers into the depths of Raymie’s feelings and even into her soul. By the end of the book, readers feel like Raymie, Beverly, and Louisiana are true and lasting friends of their own. It is truly a heart-filled and heartfelt book.”

    VOYA

  • “Some children’s books are such ageless classics that adults as well as kids can appreciate their beauty and depth of meaning. Think Charlotte’s Web or A Wrinkle in Time. DiCamillo…is that kind of timeless writer, with two Newbery Medals and numerous other awards to her credit.”

    BookPage

  • A BookPage Top Pick for April 2016
  • An AudioFile Editors’ Pick
  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
  • A New York Times Editor’s Choice
  • A 2016 National Book Award Finalist
  • A Kirkus Reviews Pick of Best Middle-Grade Books of 2016
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About the Author
Author Kate DiCamillo

Kate DiCamillo is an American author of children’s fiction and twice winner of the Newbery Medal. Several of her books made the New York Times bestsellers list. Her debut novel, the award-winning Because of Winn-Dixie, was made into a major motion picture, and her book The Tiger Rising was a finalist for the National Book Award. She is the US National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature for 2014 to 2015, appointed by the Library of Congress.

About the Narrator

Jenna Lamia is an actress and award-winning audiobook narrator. She has won the prestigious Audie Award, as well as more than a dozen AudioFile Earphones Awards. Her acting credits include appearances on Oz, Law & Order: SVU, and NYPD Blue. She has attended Amherst College, New York University, and the Sorbonne in Paris.