The Magician's Elephant
Author: Kate DiCamillo
|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 itís 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 magicianís touch.
In a highly awaited new novel, Kate DiCamillo conjures a haunting fable about trusting the unexpected -- and making the extraordinary come true.
Features: Ikids, Illustrated, Price on Product
Initial Print Run: 1000000
Target Age Group: 08 to 13
Physical Info: 0.76" H x 7.76" L x 5.58" W (0.68 lbs) 208 pages
Carton Quantity: 44
Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
US SRP: 16.99 US
Pub Date: September 08, 2009
- Juvenile Fiction | Fantasy & Magic
- Juvenile Fiction | Animals | Elephants
- Juvenile Fiction | Family | Siblings
- Juvenile Fiction | Family | Orphans & Foster Homes
-Adventure and adventurers -Adventure stories
-Brothers and sisters -Children's stories
-Missing children -Orphans
Awards: Colorado Children's Book Award | Nominee | Junior Novel | 2011 - 2011 ; Minnesota Book Award | Winner | Young Adult | 2010 - 2010 ; Delaware Diamonds Award | Nominee | Grades 3-5 | 2010 - 2011 ; Flicker Tale Children's Book Award | Nominee | Juvenile | 2011 - 2011 ; Parents Choice Awards (Fall) (2008-2010) | Recommended | Fiction | 2009 - 2009
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