The Magician's Elephant (Paperback)
Candlewick Press (MA), 9780763652982, 201pp.
Publication Date: March 8, 2011
Other Editions of This Title:
Compact Disc (8/27/2013)
Hardcover, Large Print (4/2/2010)
Pre-Recorded Audio Player (10/8/2010)
MP3 CD (8/27/2013)
MP3 CD (10/1/2010)
Compact Disc (10/1/2010)
MP3 CD (10/8/2010)
Compact Disc (10/8/2010)
MP3 CD (12/16/2014)
Paperback, Vietnamese (1/1/2011)
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.
About the Author
Yoko Tanaka is a graduate of the Art Center College in Pasadena, California. She is the illustrator of THEODOSIA AND THE SERPENTS OF CHAOS by R. L. LaFevers, and SPARROW GIRL by Sara Pennypacker. Yoko Tanaka lives in Los Angeles and Bangkok.