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Publisher Description

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. Featuring illustrations and a new cover by Yoko Tanaka, as well as an excerpt of Kate DiCamillo's newest novel, Raymie Nightingale.

GENRE
Young Adult
RELEASED
2009
September 8
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
208
Pages
PUBLISHER
Candlewick Press
SELLER
Candlewick Press, Inc.
SIZE
5.8
MB
AUDIENCE
Grades 3-8

Customer Reviews

mikeyrogers ,

Whimsical and wonderful

The characters interacted with each other in such a harmonious and silly way that it made this book such a joy to read. Each of them full of personality, wonder and life. I only wish the resolution had played out a bit more as things just seemed to come to an end quite unexpectedly. I guess I would’ve expected a few more hurdles for Peter to jump over. Still a pleasant, warm, funny read.

benmine ,

Touched!!

what a wonderful book it is!!!

Boglojo😜 ,

The best

Awesome book!!

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