The Magician's Elephant
  • Published:
    Sep-2009 (Hardcover)
    Mar-2011 (Paperback)
  • Formats:
    Print / eBook / Audio
  • Rating:
  • Pages:
    201
  • Age Level:
    08-11
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In a highly awaited new novel, Kate DiCamillo conjures a haunting fable about trusting the unexpected -- and making the extraordinary come true.

What if? Why not? Could it be?

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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    • Mar-2011
    • Candlewick
    • Paperback
    • ISBN: 0763652989
    • ISBN13: 9780763652982
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    • Sep-2010
    • Walker Books (UK)
    • Paperback
    • ISBN: 1406322512
    • ISBN13: 9781406322514
    •  
    • Nov-2015
    • Walker Books (UK)
    • Paperback
    • ISBN: 1406360651
    • ISBN13: 9781406360653
    •  
    • Dec-2015
    • Candlewick
    • Paperback
    • ISBN: 0763680885
    • ISBN13: 9780763680886
    • First Edition
    • Sep-2009
    • Candlewick
    • Hardcover
    • ISBN: 0763644102
    • ISBN13: 9780763644109
    •  
    • Sep-2009
    • Candlewick
    • Hardcover
    • ISBN: 0763646342
    • ISBN13: 9780763646349
    •  
    • Sep-2009
    • Walker Books (UK)
    • Hardcover
    • ISBN: 1406324477
    • ISBN13: 9781406324471
    •  
    • Mar-2011
    • Perfection Learning
    • Hardcover
    • ISBN: 1613830505
    • ISBN13: 9781613830505
    • Library Binding
    •  
    • Apr-2011
    • Turtleback Books
    • Hardcover
    • ISBN: 0606153756
    • ISBN13: 9780606153751
    • Library Binding
    •  
    • Dec-2015
    • Turtleback Books
    • Hardcover
    • ISBN: 060637891X
    • ISBN13: 9780606378918
    • Library Binding
    •  
    • Sep-2009
    • Candlewick
    • eBook
    • ISBN: 0763649414
    • ISBN13: 9780763649418
    •  
    • Sep-2010
    • Brilliance Audio
    • Downloadable Audio
    • ISBN: 1441889086
    • ISBN13: 9781441889089
    •  
    • Oct-2010
    • Brilliance Audio
    • Downloadable Audio
    • ISBN: 1441889094
    • ISBN13: 9781441889096
    •  
    • Oct-2010
    • Brilliance Audio
    • Audio CD
    • ISBN: 1441849033
    • ISBN13: 9781441849038
    •  
    • Oct-2010
    • Brilliance Audio
    • MP3 CD
    • ISBN: 144188906X
    • ISBN13: 9781441889065
    •  
    • Nov-2010
    • Brilliance Audio
    • Audio CD
    • ISBN: 1441889051
    • ISBN13: 9781441889058
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    • Apr-2010
    • Thorndike Press
    • Hardcover
    • ISBN: 1410424936
    • ISBN13: 9781410424938
    • Large Print

 


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