The Magician's Elephant



A classic tale by Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo, America's beloved storyteller


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.
With dreamlike illustrations and a cover by Yoko Tanaka.

Product Details

Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
Published Date: December 08, 2015
Pages: 224
Dimensions: 5.1 X 0.5 X 7.6 inches | 0.4 pounds
ISBN: 9780763680886