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Acclaimed author looks at life through child’s eyes

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Kate DiCamillo appears at 4 p.m. Saturday at the MSU Wharton Center's Pasant Theatre.

Acclaimed children’s author Kate DiCamillo visits East Lansing on Saturday. We talk with her about "Flora and Ulysses," the Mercy Watson stories, and her latest book, "Raymie Nightingale."

Author Kate DiCamillo has been writing best-selling books and stories for younger readers since 2000. She also counts adult readers as fans.

The author has written two Newbury-medal winners, "The Tale of Despereaux" and "Flora and Ulysses," along with a Newbury honor winner, "Because of Winn-Dixie." She is also the author of the successful Mercy Watson series, about an extraordinary pet pig.

Current State talks with Kate DiCamillo ahead of a visit to the Wharton Center in East Lansing on Saturday.

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