In this timeless fable, New York Times bestselling author, twice winner of the prestigious Newbery Medal and US National Ambassador for Children's Literature Kate DiCamillo evokes the largest of themes - hope and belonging, desire and compassion - with the lightness of a magician's touch.
Another classic in the making by Kate DiCamillo, New York Times bestselling author and twice winner of the prestigious Newbery Medal. 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 must ask: Does his sister still live? And if so, how can he find her? The fortune-teller's mysterious answer (An elephant! An elephant will lead you there!) sets off a chain of events so remarkable, so impossible, that you will hardly dare to believe it is true. With atmospheric illustrations by fine artist Yoko Tanaka, here is a dreamlike and captivating tale that could only be told by Kate DiCamillo.
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 219 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 15 mm
Elegant, timeless and utterly heartbreaking. * The Independent on Sunday *
Full of charm this is also a heroic story of how goodness and courage can outsmart dark forces * The Guardian *
Beautiful...stunningly illustrated * The Irish Times *
Beautiful illustrations. -- 12-year-old Gracie * Anorak *
The Magician's Elephant is a timeless fable evoking the largest of themes - hope and belonging, desire and compassion. * The Bookseller Children's Buyer's Guide *