5 Questions with Author Kate DiCamillo

Candlewick Press bestselling children's and young adult author Kate DiCamillo answers 5 questions (plus one!) about what inspires her to write, her Mercy Watson and Deckawoo Drive books, and her foray into young adult novels. (5:15)
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Excerpted from

Where Are You Going, Baby Lincoln?
Where Are You Going, Baby Lincoln?
Kate DiCamillo

Baby Lincoln’s older sister, Eugenia, is very fond of telling Baby what to do, and Baby usually responds by saying “Yes, Sister.” But one day Baby has had enough. She decides to depart on a Necessary Journey, even though she has never gone anywhere without Eugenia telling her what to take and where to go. And in fact Baby doesn’t know where she is headed — only that she was entirely happy in the previous night’s dream, sitting aboard a train with a view of shooting stars. Who might Baby meet as she strikes out on her own, and what could she discover about herself? Will her impulsive adventure take her away from Eugenia for good?

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