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Thursday, January 7, 2010

The Magician's Elephant by Kate DiCamillo

Title: The Magician's Elephant
Series: None
Author(s): Kate DiCamillo
Genre: Young Adult
Publisher: Candlewick
Release Date: September 8, 2009
Finished: November 2009
Pages: 208
Challenges: None

My Thoughts
: A young boy named Peter was separated from sister when his parents died. The man who took him in says she died as well, but Peter doesn't believe that. Then Peter comes across a traveling gypsy who predicts some pretty crazy things: She says an elephant will lead him to his sister. Because of what the gypsy said and the small town he lives in, the prediction sounds ridiculous. But to Peter it's a rainbow of hope.

Kate DiCamillo always seems to pull that heart string by adding animals to people. This is another caring tale that proves nothing keeps family apart. A quick, touching read.

About the Author: Kate DiCamillo was born Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She's written many touching stories of compassion between humans and animals. Visit her website,

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