Wednesday, December 17, 2008

10 favorite songs of Kate DiCamillo, author of “The Tale of Despereaux”

Children’s novelist Kate DiCamillo wrote “The Tale of Despereaux,” about a daring mouse, while listening to Bach. She likes Lucinda Williams and Bruce Springsteen, too. “What ties them together is honest emotion,” she told WSJ magazine.

Here are Kate’s 10 favorites:

1. Cantata BWV 82, J.S. Bach — Lorraine Hunt Lieberson
2. Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 1, J.S. Bach — Yo-Yo Ma
3. Badlands –Bruce Springsteen
4. Car Wheels on a Gravel Road — Lucinda Williams
5. Chin Up, Cheer Up — Ryan Adams
6. Enlightenment — Van Morrison
7. No Regrets — Edith Piaf
8. Son of a Preacher Man — Dusty Springfield
9. Sweet Old World — Lucinda Williams
10. Warm and Tender Love — Caitlin Cary and Thad Cockrell

The animated “Despereaux” hits theaters Friday.

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