Carrie asked Kate DiCamillo:

You capture the spirit, interests, and voice of children so well! Most adults lose that connection to their younger self as they get older. What or who helps you to portray kids and their interests so authentically?

Kate DiCamillo Hi Carrick, I remember being a kid with such clarity and so much emotional force. It's not hard for me to access those feelings. They are right on the surface for me. *Why* this is so, is a mystery to me.
Kate DiCamillo

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