The Magician's Elephant

By Kate DiCamillo

Illustrated by Yoko Tanaka

In this timeless fable, New York Times bestselling author, twice winner of the prestigious Newbery Medal and US National Ambassador for Children's Literature Kate DiCamillo evokes the largest of themes – hope and belonging, desire and compassion – with the lightness of a magician’s touch.

Another classic in the making by Kate DiCamillo, New York Times bestselling author and twice winner of the prestigious Newbery Medal. 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 Duchene knows the questions that he must 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 is true. With atmospheric illustrations by fine artist Yoko Tanaka, here is a dreamlike and captivating tale that could only be told by Kate DiCamillo.

Categories: Fiction

For readers aged: 8+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781406360653
  • Published: 05 Nov 2015
  • Price: £6.99
  •  
  • Size: 198 x 129 mm
  • Pages: 224

More to explore...

  • Great-Joy
  • Where-Are-You-Going-Baby-Lincoln
  • La-La-La-A-Story-of-Hope
  • Raymie-Nightingale
  • Francine-Poulet-Meets-the-Ghost-Raccoon

More books for age 8+

  • The-Secret-Horses-of-Briar-Hill
  • The-Tale-of-Angelino-Brown
  • The-Boy-Who-Climbed-into-the-Moon
  • Romeo-and-Juliet
  • Macbeth
  • A-Midsummer-Night-s-Dream

Customer reviews

Reviews

'Elegant, timeless and utterly heartbreaking.' The Independent on Sunday

'Full of charm this is also a heroic story of how goodness and courage can outsmart dark forces' The Guardian

'Beautiful…stunningly illustrated' The Irish Times

'Beautiful illustrations.' Anorak

'The Magician's Elephant is a timeless fable evoking the largest of themes - hope and belonging, desire and compassion.' The Bookseller Children's Buyer's Guide

Write your own review

By submitting a review you grant us the right to display and use it in any way; please read our General Legal Notices for full details. If you are under 16, please obtain your parent/guardian’s permission before submitting or ask your parent/guardian to submit on your behalf.

Paperback
£6.99

Buy

Find a local retailer:

  • Awards:

Also available in:

Ebook

Recently viewed