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The Magician's Elephant
The Magician's Elephant
Author: Kate DiCamillo
In her eagerly awaited new novel, Kate DiCamillo conjures a haunting fable about trusting the unexpected - and making the impossible come true. — What if? Why not? Could it be? — When a fortune teller'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 ...  more
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ISBN-13: 9780763644109
ISBN-10: 0763644102
Publication Date: 9/8/2009
Pages: 208
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
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  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 28 ratings
Publisher: Candlewick
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio CD
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This book is a wonderful short story, with lots of deep thoughts. It starts with a boy who is sort of being slaved/taught/lied to and who's parents have died and thinks his young sister is dead too. I think it is s very good book for children ages 8+.
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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A young boy named Peter was separated from sister when his parents died. The man who took him in says she died as well, but Peter doesn't believe that. Then Peter comes across a traveling gypsy who predicts some pretty crazy things: She says an elephant will lead him to his sister. Because of what the gypsy said and the small town he lives in, the prediction sounds ridiculous. But to Peter it's a rainbow of hope.

Kate DiCamillo always seems to pull that heart string by adding animals to people. This is another caring tale that proves nothing keeps family apart. A quick, touching read.
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.
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I read this book to my class. It was good but hard to read outloud. A book about love and following your heart. Good book, another plus for Kate!


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