Saturday, December 7th at 2:00 PM
Maclay School's Cartee Gym
3737 N. Meridian Rd.
Tallahassee, Florida 32312
Join us for an afternoon with KATE DiCAMILLO, author of modern classics like BECAUSE OF WINN-DIXIE, THE TALE OF DESPEREAUX, and the Mercy Watson series! This event is hosted by Midtown Reader, and will be held in The Maclay School's Cartee Gym. For tickets, visit https://katedicamillotallahassee.brownpapertickets.com. Adult tickets include a copy of BEVERLY, RIGHT HERE.
ABOUT BEVERLY, RIGHT HERE
Revisiting once again the world of Raymie Nightingale & Louisiana's Way Home, two-time Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo turns her focus to the tough-talking, inescapably tenderhearted Beverly.
"Beverly put her foot down on the gas. They went faster still.
This was what Beverly wanted — what she always wanted. To get away. To get away as fast as she could. To stay away."
Beverly Tapinski has run away from home plenty of times, but that was when she was just a kid. By now, she figures, it’s not running away. It’s leaving. Determined to make it on her own, Beverly finds a job and a place to live and tries to forget about her dog, Buddy, now buried underneath the orange trees back home; her friend Raymie, whom she left without a word; and her mom, Rhonda, who has never cared about anyone but herself. Beverly doesn’t want to depend on anyone, and she definitely doesn’t want anyone to depend on her. But despite her best efforts, she can’t help forming connections with the people around her — and gradually, she learns to see herself through their eyes. In a touching, funny, and fearless conclusion to her sequence of novels about the beloved Three Rancheros, #1 New York Times best-selling author Kate DiCamillo tells the story of a character who will break your heart and put it back together again.
ABOUT KATE DiCAMILLO
Kate DiCamillo is the author of Because of Winn-Dixie (a Newbery Honor book), The Tiger Rising (a National Book Award finalist), and The Tale of Despereaux (a Newbery Medal Winner). She recently completed a series of early chapter books about a pig named Mercy Watson. The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane was the winner of the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award. Kate lives and writes in Minneapolis, Minnesota, but she spent much of her childhood in Florida.