The Magician's ElephantBook - 2009
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DBRL_KrisA Jan 07, 2018
Kate Dicamillo tells this story in a way that reminds me at times of a Wes Anderson movie, and at times of a story by Brian Selznick. The characters are unusual, their way of talking is unusual, and the story, although it reaches the destination you knew it would all along, gets there in an unusu... Read More »
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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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