The Magician's Elephant
The Magician's Elephant
Written by Kate DiCamillo
Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0763652989
ISBN-13: 9780763652982
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The Magician's Elephant

author: Kate DiCamillo
illustrator: Yoko Tanaka

When a fortunetellerís tent appears in the market square, 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 mysterious answer (an elephant! An elephant will lead him there!) sets off a remarkable chain of events. With atmospheric illustrations by Yoko Tanaka, here is a 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.

"The purity of her prose - the reader goes from paragraph to paragraph delighting in the wonderful simple sentences - only adds to the winsome purity of her vision."
-The New York Times Book Review
(Ages 8-13)
suggested retail price (U.S./CAN):
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isbn-10/isbn-13:
0763652989 / 9780763652982
on sale date:
03/2011
type/format:
Fiction - Illustrated Middle-grade / Paperback
age range:
8 yrs - 12 yrs
# of pages/size:
224 / 5 1/8" x 7 5/8"
grade range:
Grade 3 - Grade 7
 
subjects:
Animals; Family; Fantasy & Magic;
author’s comments:
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 picture book GREAT JOY; and five books starring Mercy Watson, including a Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book. She lives in Minneapolis.
illustrator’s comments:
Yoko Tanaka is a graduate of the Art Center College in Pasadena, California. She is the illustrator of THEODOSIA AND THE SERPENTS OF CHAOS by R. L. LaFevers, and SPARROW GIRL by Sara Pennypacker. Yoko Tanaka lives in Los Angeles and Bangkok.
 
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