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The Magician's Elephant

The Magician's Elephant - Yoko Tanaka, Kate DiCamillo A boy spends the coin he’s been given for supper on a fortuneteller. The fortuneteller reveals to the boy that his sister, thought to be dead, is alive and that an elephant will lead the boy to his sister. A magician conjures up his greatest miracle, an elephant. An old soldier tries to pass on his knowledge of war to a disinterested boy. A nun turns away an elephant who comes knocking on her door. A couple longs for a child.Kate DiCamillo somehow ties all these little tales together to create a beautiful tale of love and redemption. Magical. Dreamy. Hopeful. Recommended.