Madeline J. Rose
Madeline J. Rose asked Kate DiCamillo:

I love, love, love, The Tale of Despereaux. I love that it's like the narrator is talking to you. Where did you get the idea for it?

Kate DiCamillo Hi Autumn, That device (of addressing the reader directly) is an old one and has been used in storytelling for a long, long time. I just borrowed it. And had a great deal of fun with it.
Kate DiCamillo
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