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Published by Thorndike Press in Waterville, Me .
Written in English


  • Large type books,
  • Orphans -- Fiction,
  • Missing children -- Fiction,
  • Elephants -- Fiction,
  • Adventure and adventurers -- Fiction,
  • Brothers and sisters -- Fiction,
  • Fantasy,
  • Large type books

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When ten-year-old orphan Peter Augustus Duchene encounters a fortune teller in the marketplace one day and she tells him that his sister, who is presumed dead, is in fact alive, he embarks on a remarkable series of adventures as he desperately tries to find her.

Edition Notes

Statementby Kate DiCamillo ; illustrated by Yoko Tanaka.
ContributionsTanaka, Yoko, ill.
LC ClassificationsPZ7.D5455 Mag 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24022833M
ISBN 101410424936
ISBN 109781410424938
LC Control Number2009049998

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Free download or read online The Magicians Elephant pdf (ePUB) book. The first edition of the novel was published in September 8th , and was written by Kate DiCamillo. The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of pages and is available in Hardcover format. The main characters of this fantasy, fiction story are The Magician, Vilna Lutz/5.   But once all these lives intertwine, the story is over faster than the elephant appeared in the opera house, making THE MAGICIAN'S ELEPHANT a book that's easily enjoyed over and over. Tanka's illustrations are dark and shadowy but warm and atmospheric. The personalities of DiCamillo's odd assortment of characters come through.5/5. Based on the extraordinary life of National Book Award-winning author Louise Erdrich’s grandfather who worked as a night watchman and carried the fight against Native dispossession from rural North Dakota all the way to Washington, D.C., this powerful novel explores themes of love and death with lightness and gravity and unfolds with the.   With its rhythmic sentences and fairy-tale tone, this novel yields solitary pleasures but begs to be read aloud. Hearing it in a shared space can connect us, one to one, regardless of age, much like the book's closing image: a small stone carving, hands linked, of the elephant's friends. —Washington Post Book World/5().

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