Raymie Nightingale by Kate DiCamillo

Raymie Nightingale

A 2016 National Book Award Finalist! Two-time Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo returns to her roots with a moving, masterful story of an unforgettable summer friendship.Raymie Clarke has come to realize that everything, absolutely everything, depends on her. And she has a plan. If Raymie can win the Little Miss Central Florida Tire competition, then her father, who left town two days ago with a dental hygienist, will see Raymie's picture in the pa...

Details Raymie Nightingale

TitleRaymie Nightingale
Release DateApr 10th, 2018
PublisherCandlewick Press
GenreChildrens, Middle Grade, Realistic Fiction, Fiction, Historical, Historical Fiction, Young Adult

Reviews Raymie Nightingale

  • Emily May
    I thought this book was wonderful.I don't read a lot of middle grade these days. I have my childhood favourites that will always hold a special place in my heart, but I rarely seek out new ones. It's hard for me to engage with most juvenile writing styles and I often find them too simplistic. But Raymie Nightingale was warm, sad, subtle loveliness. The story is indeed very simple, but that is its strength. It's a quiet, whimsical tale of three gi...
  • Lola Reviewer
    Raymie wants her father back.He left her and her mother, and that’s not alright. He shouldn’t have left with that dental hygienist. His place was with Raymie and her mama. She misses him, and she wants him to come back.She knows just the right way to make him come home: she’s going to compete in the Little Miss Central Florida Tire competition and get her picture in the journal. This way, he’s going to notice her and come home immediately...
  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)
    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/Y’all might as well just leave this space and go read Alissa’s review because she’s the only reason I even heard of Raymie Nightingale in the first place. I don’t read a lot of middle-grade stuff – mainly because my kids have pretty much outgrown it – so I have no clue how to find the good ones. That’s what Goodreads is for! The story here is of three little girls who meet...
  • Beth
    I have a feeling this will be one of those books that will grow in fondness the more that time passes, but as of right now, I'm feeling kind of "meh" about it. I liked the characters of Raymie, Beverly, and Louisiana, but something in the story felt lacking to me.
  • Josu Grilli
    ¡Gracias, Raymie, por sacarme de mi parón lector!Resulta que El verano de Raymie Nightingale llevaba pendiente desde antes de que saliera a la venta, pero por unas razones u otras, nunca era el momento. Pero miré a la estantería y cogí el primer libro que mi corazón me pidió para el momento, y gracias, porque me ha salvado del parón lector.No ha sido especialmente un libro que me haya marcado, pero sí que lo guardaré con cariño debido ...
  • Sally
    Dear Ms. diCamillo,As a girl who clipped my grandma's toenails and biked, weekly, terrified, to Southport Manor Nursing Home to volunteer as Cheerful Board Games Assistant, as a girl with the weight of my sorrowful, lonely soul blowing around inside me night and day-- as I believe it still does, fifty years on -- I thank you for Raymie Nightingale. I thank you for Beverly, and for Louisiana, friends one could only dream of. Friends I now have had...
  • Betsy
    My relationship to Kate DiCamillo’s books is one built entirely on meaning. Which is to say, the less emotional and meaningful they are, the better I like ‘em. Spaghetti loving horses and girls that live in tree houses? Right up my alley! China rabbits and mice with excessive earlobes? Not my cup of tea. It’s good as a reviewer to know your own shortcomings and I just sort of figured that I’d avoid DiCamillo books when they looked deep an...
  • Panda Incognito
    I'm glad I read this book, not because I liked it or learned anything, but because it vindicates my childhood dislike of juvenile "literary" novels. An odd jumble of ideas barely grounded in reality, this book attempts to be poetic and meaningful but twists in on itself to become a vague, pointless mess. I have enjoyed Kate DiCamillo's work in the past and respect her as an author, but this book was too vague and strange to satisfy me.The charact...
  • Monica Edinger
    Not to worry --- no spoilers here. Just an excerpt from this blog post of mine, giving a sense of what is in store. In Raymie Nightingale out this April, this uniquely talented writer has returned to her roots, to the Florida of her childhood, centering on an imagined small town that feels just down the road from the one in Because of Winn-Dixie It is the summer of 1975 and Raymie Clarke’s father is gone, run off with a dental hygienist. Now Ra...
  • Destinee Sutton
    I know this is going to be a minority opinion, but I found this a little boring. My expectations were really high, so I was surprised it took me so long to read. I didn't feel a lot of motivation to go back to it when I put it down. Maybe because there wasn't much of a plot and the whole thing felt pretty bleak. I felt really bad for Raymie, Louisiana, and Beverly. Each girl is deeply troubled by her family situation and each is dealing with it i...
  • Liza Fireman
    I am a big fan of Kate DiCamillo. I would have never imagine that I would claim that a book of hers is plain boring, but I guess there is a first time for everything. This one was a real disappointment for me.The plot was the main thing that was lacking. Each one of the girls (Raymie, Louisiana, and Beverly) had something going on in their lives, coming from a broken home. With Raymie, the main character, trying to get her father's attention, and...
  • Shari
    I don't know what's happening here. Everyone LOVES this book, but I do not. "Shari Frost Roth Does Not Love Raymie Nightingale." It is really sad, in spite of the ending. Three girls from broken homes who are hurting and dealing with real problems like hunger and child abuse find each other one summer. There are some loose ends such as the janitor at the nursing home and the canary. I found the repetition tedious and annoying. Writer's craft? RAY...
  • Stephanie
    I'm not crying, you're crying
  • Alissa Patrick
    This book was so stinking cute. In a weird way. If you liked the movie Little Miss Sunshine, you would like this. It's about 3 girls who are taking baton twirling lessons in order to compete in the Little Miss Central Florida Tire competition in 1975. The girls are so completely different- Raymie is just in the contest hoping to win so that she can get her picture in the paper- hoping her father , who left her and her mom for a dental hygienist, ...
  • Theresa
    Usually I'm a sucker for a sweet and heartwarming middle grade novel, but unfortunately, "Raymie Nightingale" by Kate DiCamillo left me feeling frustrated more than anything. I really liked Raymie, (she's such a sensitive but highly misguided child) but the problem I had was the writing. I found it very repetitive. Every previous chapter was rehashed and explained more than it needed to be. Also, this novel felt very foolish and condescending. I ...
  • John
  • Anita Vela
    Reseña completa: http://anitavelabooks.blogspot.com.es...La historia me ha parecido divertida, son situaciones un poco surrealistas porque las niñas son un caso, pero me han encantado. Me han hecho reír y pasar un buen rato. Además se lee en nada y es muy fresquita para ahora el verano.Pero no solo me he encontrado con una historia divertida de tres niñas, hay mucho detrás de cada una de ellas. Sus vidas familiares no son muy buenas y son c...
  • Juan Vorágine
    3,75Detrás de esa portada tan bonita, se encuentra un libro único, en el que vemos, desde una mirada inocente, la influencia que los padres ejercen en la vida de sus hijos y cómo estos maduran antes de tiempo debido a sus acciones. Raymie es una mezcla única de esperanza y realidad, de madurez e inocencia. Una protagonista mucho más compleja de lo que puede parecer a simple vista, y una historia que os hará reflexionar, además de regalar b...
  • Barb Middleton
    This is my first pick of a Newbery contender book for 2017. Kate DiCamillo's crafting of stories is brilliant and this one will not disappoint fans. Here is a tale where each reader will take away different meanings from themes, symbols, and motifs. This is more fairy tale than anything else with its terse chapters and familiar tropes, but it is also a mixture of historical fiction and adventure; a story that shows how the female characters (both...
  • Lisa
    How does she DO that??? Those three girls are going to stay with me a long time.
  • Jessica
    I was given this as a gift at a school I spoke at recently, because it was the librarian's favorite book from 2016, and I have to say: I can see why! (Also, giving a book to an author is a GREAT IDEA. We LOVE books! She also gave me chocolates! Another great idea!)RAYMIE NIGHTINGALE is what I think of as "classic DiCamillo." It reminded me very much of THE TIGER RISING or BECAUSE OF WINN-DIXIE. A simple story, packed with complex characters, told...
  • Hannah
    Friendship, like bravery, can make its appearance at the most unexpected times. Kate DiCamillo's new yarn is one to treasure--light and jocular on the surface, RAYMIE NIGHTINGALE belies a deeper, truer, more aching heart than at first it might seem, beating its broken rhythm with absent parents, poverty, and loss. Raymie, our spunky heroine, finds friendship among two girls who are battling the familiar childhood foes of loneliness and powerlessn...
  • Jennifer
    Meh. Despite the hype, it didn't move me and I'm a KD fan. Some very nice sentences to be sure, but It seemed a little quirky for quirky's sake. The three main characters felt like adult archetypes wrought small. I kept thinking Raymie=Carrie, Beverly=Miranda, Louisiana=Charlotte.
  • Harun Harahap
    Gue enggak tahu ya dengan pembaca lain yang menggemari karya Kate DiCamillo punya ekspektasi yang sama dengan gue atau tidak. Namun, sebelum gue membaca buku ini, gue sudah penasaran dengan HEWAN apa yang akan menjadi fokus utama cerita. Yah, karena kan buku-buku sebelumnya selalu soal hewan. Namun, ternyata buku yang ini enggak lho. Tetap ada sih tokoh hewannya seperti Archie si kucing dan lainnya. Namun, mereka bukan tokoh utama, lebih kepada p...
  • Niki (Daydream Reader)
    Okay. I am going to be honest. This book was a little slow for me in the beginning. Then my total love for this book snuck up on me! When I finished this book I just sat and cried a good happy cry. Darn you Kate DiCamillo! How do you always get me?
  • Krista Regester
    This was a quick read that did not disappoint. Every character was uniquely described and thought out. I loved it!
  • Mathew
    Can you give a book six stars? No? That's a pity because this one deserves it and once again illustrates how much children miss out on in schools in teachers are not aware of the outstanding literature that is out there. DiCamillo is right up there in, perhaps, a place of her very own. The fact that I have been able to tag the book with just about every theme I have thought up is testament to the diverse range and sense of the human experience wh...
  • Jillian Heise
    Oh, my heart. I just want to give Raymie and her friends a hug.
  • Mindy
    I absolutely loved this book! I don't know what a middle-grader would think of this book, but it gave this almost 50 year old woman alllll the feels. It hit me right in the sweet spot. I put this on my TBR because of my friend's reviews and I'm so happy I did. I normally don't take notice of books for middle-graders unless they're for my kid. This book however took place in the 70's and I'm a huge sucker for that time period. This is one of those...
  • Jessica
    Unpopular opinion time! So I've read some Kate DiCamillo books over the years. Probably my favorite and the most memorable being Because of Winn Dixie. Well, Raymie Nightingale is very similar to Winn Dixie (lonely young girl, broken home, Florida boonies, finds unusual friends), but a whole lot less sincere because it is altogether lacking a plot. See, not much of anything happens in Raymie Nightingale. It starts off with providing you with an a...