The Magician's Elephant

The Magician's Elephant
Contributor(s): DiCamillo, Kate (Author); Tanaka, Yoko (Illustrator)
Ten-year-old orphan Peter Augustus Duchene learns that his fate is tied to an elephant that has inexplicably fallen from the sky when a magician's trick goes terribly wrong, but the real mystery is how is he connected to that elephant. 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
Publisher:  Candlewick Press (MA)
Pub Date:  03/2011
ISBN:  9780763652982
Binding:  Paperback-1.52 cms H x 19.05 cms L x 13.21 cms W (0.23 kgs) 201 pages

The Magician's Elephant
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The Magician's Elephant $25.000

The Magician's Elephant
Contributor(s): DiCamillo, Kate (Author); Tanaka, Yoko (Illustrator)
Ten-year-old orphan Peter Augustus Duchene learns that his fate is tied to an elephant that has inexplicably fallen from the sky when a magician's trick goes terribly wrong, but the real mystery is how is he connected to that elephant. 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
Publisher:  Candlewick Press (MA)
Pub Date:  03/2011
ISBN:  9780763652982
Binding:  Paperback-1.52 cms H x 19.05 cms L x 13.21 cms W (0.23 kgs) 201 pages