The Magician's Elephant

byKate DicamilloIllustratorYoko Tanaka

September 8, 2009|
The Magician's Elephant by Kate Dicamillo
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Kate DiCamillo conjures a haunting fable about trusting the unexpected and making the extraordinary come true.

What if? Why not? Could it be?

When a fortuneteller''s tent appears in the market square of the city of Baltese, orphan Peter Augustus Duchene knows the questions that he needs to ask: Does his sister still live? And if so, how can he find her? The fortuneteller''s mysterious answer (an elephant! An elephant will lead him there!) sets off a chain of events so remarkable, so impossible, that you will hardly dare to believe it’s true. With atmospheric illustrations by fine artist Yoko Tanaka, here is a dreamlike and captivating tale that could only be narrated by Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo. In this timeless fable, she evokes the largest of themes — hope and belonging, desire and compassion — with the lightness of a magician’s touch.
Kate DiCamillo is the author of The Tale of Despereaux, which was awarded the Newbery Medal; The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, winner of a Boston Globe-Horn Book Award; Because of Winn-Dixie, a Newbery Honor winner; The Tiger Rising, a National Book Award Finalist; the pictu...
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Title:The Magician's Elephant
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:208 pages, 8.06 X 5.5 X 0.76 in
Shipping dimensions:208 pages, 8.06 X 5.5 X 0.76 in
Published:September 8, 2009
Publisher:Candlewick Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780763644109

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