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The Magician's Elephant
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Amazon Best of the Month, September 2009:Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo--author ofThe Tale of DespereauxandThe Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane-- has crafted another exquisite novel for young readers.The Magician's Elephanttells the tale of Peter Augustus Duchene, a ten-year-old orphan who receives an unbelievable piece of information from the local fortuneteller. Peter learns that his fate is tied to an elephant that has inexplicably fallen from the sky when a magician's trick goes terribly wrong. Why did it happen? And, how can an elephant possibly change the course of Peter's life? This darkly atmospheric, yet hopeful tale, demonstrates that when the answers to life’s big questions are opaque or unforthcoming, all is not lost. DiCamillo's rhythmic writing, combined with Yoko Tanaka's mysterious black-and-white illustrations, enchants and calls out to our sincerest wishes and dreams (recommended for readers ages 8-13).--Lauren Nemroff 
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ISBN-10: 0763644102
ISBN-13: 978-0763644109
Author: Kate DiCamillo
Genre: Children's Books
Publisher: Candlewick
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