The Magician's Elephant
The Magician's Elephant
The Magician's Elephant
Yoko Tanaka, Kate DiCamillo
In a highly awaited new novel, Kate DiCamillo conjures a haunting fable about trusting the unexpected — and making the extraordinary come true. (Ages 7 and up)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.

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Genre: 

  • Fiction
  • Mystery

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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It starts with a question, a mysterious fortune, and, of course, an elephant. In easy to read prose, DiCamillo weaves together a stream of seemingly unrelated events to create a breath-taking novel perfect for all ages.

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