October 21, 2009

The Magician's Elephant by Kate DiCamillo

Peter meets a fortune teller that tells him that his sister is not dead and that the elephant will lead him to her. This is all very confusing for the boy who lives with military man who will only let him do military things. It is confusing until a magician makes an elephant drop from the ceiling into a woman's lap at a magic show. Then Peter begins his quest to see the elephant and find his sister just as the fortune teller said.
I am a big fan of Kate DiCamillo, but this book was not my favorite. While it tidily wrapped everything together at the end of the book, the book itself was rather confusing especially for young children. There are many characters that the book jumps between and none of them truly act like children. This book is more of a short book written for adults rather than a children's book.

Posted by Lisa at October 21, 2009 3:29 PM