Big year of new publishing for Kate DiCamillo in 2018
The Walker Books Group announces that an exciting follow-up novel to Kate DiCamillo’s 2016 #1 New York Times bestseller, Raymie Nightingale, is to be released by the author in 2018. While fans often ask DiCamillo to write more about their favourite characters, she has never been compelled to revisit the world of a previous novel—until now. In October 2018, for the first time ever, DiCamillo will return to unravel the story of Raymie’s friend and beloved ranchero, Louisiana Elefante. In its 2016 review of Raymie Nightingale, the New York Times noted that Louisiana ‘is one of DiCamillo’s most singular and arresting creations’ and that she ‘delights on every page.’ About the new book, author Kate DiCamillo says: ‘While I had no intention of writing another novel about those rancheros, Louisiana’s voice was so strong and insistent, and her need to tell her story was so profound, that I gave in. And boy, am I ever glad that I did. I loved spending time with her again.’ DiCamillo is also partnering on an illustrated book with cartoonist and illustrator Harry Bliss for another new 2018 release, Good Rosie. The story will explore what it means to be both a dog and a friend.