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In this timeless fable, Dicamillo evokes the themes of hope and belonging, desire and compassion, with the lightness of a magician's touch. Ages 8-12.
A classic tale by Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo, America's beloved storyteller
When a fortuneteller's tent appears in the market square of the city of Baltese, orphan Peter Augustus Duchene knows the questions that he needs to ask: Does his sister still live? And if so, how can he find her? The fortuneteller's mysterious answer (an elephant! An elephant will lead him there!) sets off a chain of events so remarkable, so impossible, that you will hardly dare to believe it's true. With atmospheric illustrations by fine artist Yoko Tanaka, here is a dreamlike and captivating tale that could only be narrated by Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo. In this timeless fable, she evokes the largest of themes -- hope and belonging, desire and compassion -- with the lightness of a magician's touch.
With dreamlike illustrations and a cover by Yoko Tanaka.
Author: Kate DiCamillo | Illustrator: Yoko Tanaka
Paperback, 224 pages, Ages 7-10. Publisher: Candlewick Press, December 8, 2015.