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The magician's elephant

Author: Kate DiCamillo; Yoko Tanaka, (Artist)
Publisher: Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2009. ©2009
Edition/Format:   Print book : Elementary and junior high school : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Adventure stories
Children's stories
Fiction
Juvenile works
Adventure fiction
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Elementary and junior high school, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kate DiCamillo; Yoko Tanaka, (Artist)
ISBN: 9780763644109 0763644102 9780763652982 0763652989 9780763646349 0763646342 9780763680886 0763680885
OCLC Number: 310399721
Awards: Minnesota Book Award, 2010.
Target Audience: 009-013.
Description: 201 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Kate DiCamillo ; illustrated by Yoko Tanaka.

Abstract:

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.

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A truly lovely story

by AnchorageSchools (WorldCat user published 2009-11-12) Excellent Permalink

A beautifully written, endearing and captivating story that will touch the hearts of all readers.  DiCamillo weaves a tragic but hopeful story of an elephant, unwillingly placed into a brutal and harsh life, and the tragedy it endures to overcome it's sad situation.  The happy ending will...
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