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La elefanta del mago / The Magician's…

La elefanta del mago / The Magician's Elephant (Spanish Edition) (original 2009; edition 2010)

by Kate DiCamillo (Author)

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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.
Title:La elefanta del mago / The Magician's Elephant (Spanish Edition)
Authors:Kate DiCamillo (Author)
Info:Noguer Y Caralt Editores (2010), Edition: Translation, 165 pages
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Gorgeous writing with an evocative setting, but my imagination just wasn't captured by the premise. ( )
  akbooks | Sep 12, 2019 |
The Magician's Elephant by Kate DiCamillo is a mysterious and magical story about a boy named Peter who has been orphaned, and the unlikely appearance of an elephant who helps him find his way. In the Magician's Elephant, DiCamillo paints a vivid portrait of lost hopes, crushed dreams, impossible desires, and the consequences of losing one's self. She explores very human drives and desires, social classes, and the unfortunate status quo. But she also shows that nothing is set in stone, and that hope, no matter how ridiculous, makes people do great and selfless things.
Favorite Quote: Magic is always impossible...It begins with the impossible and ends with the impossible and is impossible in between. That is why it is magic. ( )
  noorkazmi | Mar 27, 2019 |
Kate DiCamillo is herself a magician. Her stories are so perfect, memorable and emotional.....not just for children! ( )
  LMJenkins | Nov 28, 2018 |
This audiobook took me to the city of Baltese, a wonderful place for a short interlude from the seriousness of life. Young Peter Augustus Duchene is an orphan who longs to find his sister. The magician is a man who longs for fame. When Peter spends the food money to ask a fortune teller where his sister is, their lives and the lives of everyone in Baltese are changed. This is a magical and heart warming that has at its center this message: "How will the world change if we do not question it?" 3.5 hearty stars! ( )
  TheBibliophage | Mar 20, 2018 |
My 100th read of the year! Yippee!!! And a gorgeous, beautiful book to be the one. Magical. ( )
  capriciousreader | Mar 20, 2018 |
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DiCamillo writes here in a register entirely her own, catching not the ­whimsical-fabulous note of earlier masters for young readers, nor the jokey-realistic one that has too often taken its place, but instead a mood of sober magic that unfolds into something that can be called, without pejorative, “sentimental,” meaning straightforward and heartfelt. The style may evoke Calvino, but the substance belongs to Christmas.
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Tanaka, YokoIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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At the end of the century before last, in the market square of the city of Baltese, there stood a boy with a hat on his head and a coin in his hand.
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Voici une histoire qui invite à croire en l'innatendu ... et à transformer l'extraordinaire en réalité.
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