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The Magician's Elephant
Author: Kate Dicamillo

ISBN: 9780763644109
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 1 October 2009
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 14.0 x 2.0
Description:
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 fortune teller's tent appears in the market square of the city of Baltese, orphan Peter Augustus Duchenne knows the questions that he needs to 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's true. With atmospheric illustrations by fine artist Yoko Tanaka, here is a dreamlike and captivating tale that could only be told 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.
Film rights have been sold to Fox 2000, with Julia Pistor (Charlotte's Web and Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events) to produce
An all-new novel by New York Times bestseller and Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo
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