Raymie Nightingale

Raymie Nightingale

by Kate DiCamillo

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 01/05/2017

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New York Times bestselling author Kate DiCamillo returns to her roots with a moving yet witty story of an unforgettable summer friendship.

For fans of Jacqueline Wilson, David Almond and Katherine Rundell.

In her seventh novel, international bestselling author and twice winner of the prestigious Newbery Medal Kate DiCamillo tells a masterful story that blends pathos and humour.

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 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.

ISBN:
9781406373189
9781406373189
Category:
General fiction (Children's / Teenage)
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
01-05-2017
Publisher:
Walker Books Australia Pty, Limited
Country of origin:
Australia
Pages:
272
Dimensions (mm):
198x129mm
Kate DiCamillo

Kate DiCamillo is the beloved author of many books for young readers, including the Mercy Watson and Deckawoo Drive series. Her books Flora & Ulysses and The Tale of Despereaux both received Newbery Medals. A former National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, she lives in Minneapolis, USA.

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