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The Magician's Elephant

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The Magician's Elephant

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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...
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...
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  • Lexile:
    730
  • Interest Level:
    MG
  • Reading Level:
    3 - 6

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  • 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 Peter can hardly dare to believe it.

    But it is-all of it-true.

 
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About the Author-
  • Kate DiCamillo is the author of award-winning and best-selling books for young readers, including The Tale of Despereaux, which received a Newbery Medal; Because of Winn-Dixie, which was a Newbery Medal Honor book; The Tiger Rising, which was a National Book Award finalist; and The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, which was a Boston Globe-Horn Book Award winner. Kate DiCamillo lives in Minneapolis.
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  • AudioFile Magazine When 10-year-old Peter Augustus Duchene puts his only florit, designated for fish and bread, into the hand of a fortune-teller, the single question he asks brings profound change to his life. How can the command to "follow the elephant" be lucid or even be possible in the mythical city of Baltese? Kudos to Juliet Stevenson for her rendering of DiCamillo's haunting work. Stevenson is ethereal and mystical as narrator. She gives vigorous characterization to each quirky character--from aging magician and verbose noblewoman to gentle long-lost sister Adele. In addition to spinning a fine story as the orphanage's Sister Marie, she sings the beggar's rhymes and barks out the soldier's orders. A.R. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award (c) AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine
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