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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.

A classic tale by Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo, America's beloved storyteller
-The New York Times Book Review
(Ages 8-13)
suggested retail price (U.S./CAN):
$7.99 / $10.99
0763681938 /  9780763681937
on sale date:
Fiction - Illustrated Middle-grade / EBook
age range:
8 yrs - 12 yrs
# of pages/size:
224 / N/A
grade range:
Grade 3 - Grade 7
Animals; Family; Fantasy & Magic; Social Issues;
author’s comments:
Kate DiCamillo is one of Americaís most beloved storytellers. She is the National Ambassador for Young Peopleís Literature and a two-time Newbery Medalist. Born in Philadelphia, she grew up in Florida and now lives in Minneapolis, where she faithfully writes two pages a day, five days a week.
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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