The magician's elephant /Material type: BookPublisher: Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2009Edition: 1st ed.Description: 201 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.ISBN: 9780763644109; 0763644102; 9780763646349 (trade); 9780329786472 (Follett bdg.).Title notes: $16.99 9/9/2009 (hm)BRA $16.99 10/15/2009Subject(s): Orphans -- Juvenile fiction | Missing children -- Juvenile fiction | Elephants -- Juvenile fiction | Brothers and sisters -- Juvenile fiction | Lost children -- Fiction | Adventure and adventurers -- Fiction | Chapter books | Adventure fictionSummary: When ten-year-old orphan Peter Augustus Duchene encounters a fortune teller in the marketplace one day who tells him that his sister, who is presumed dead, is in fact alive, he embarks on a remarkable series of adventures in an attempt to find her.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
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.
Wilson's Children, October 2010
Wilson's Junior High School, January 2010
School Library Journal starred, August 2009
Booklist starred, July 2009
Library Media Connection starred, November 2009
Publisher's Weekly, August 2009
Kirkus Starred, August 2009
New York Times, December 2009
Horn Book, April 2010
Voice of Youth Advocates (V.O.Y.A.), August 2009
When ten-year-old orphan Peter Augustus Duchene encounters a fortune teller in the marketplace one day who tells him that his sister, who is presumed dead, is in fact alive, he embarks on a remarkable series of adventures in an attempt to find her.
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$16.99 9/9/2009 (hm)
BRA $16.99 10/15/2009