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The Magician's Elephant Audiobook

The Magician's Elephant

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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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.

©2010 Kate DiCamillo (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Lucinda Chicago, IL, United States 02-21-11
    Lucinda Chicago, IL, United States 02-21-11
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    "WONDERFUL!"

    What a lovely story of perseverance, and belief in the impossible. Kudos to Ms. Stevenson whose artful reading added her own bit of magic as we traveled together on this delightful journey. I can still hear the fortune teller's words in my mind week's after listening. Fabulous tale, excellent reading.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Rachael Athens, OH, United States 10-02-10
    Rachael Athens, OH, United States 10-02-10 Member Since 2013
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    "wonderfully magical story"

    Kate DiCamillo is a wonderful artist. The world she takes us into is delightful, and each character in the story plays a significant role. The story is touching, heartwarming, and simply magical.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Katherine St. Johns, FL, United States 02-27-14
    Katherine St. Johns, FL, United States 02-27-14 Member Since 2014

    I'm the managing editor of the Fantasy Literature blog. Life's too short to read bad books!

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    "Sweet"

    This is a sweet story that moved me several times. I listened to the audio version which was beautifully narrated by Juliet Stevenson. It annoyed me that the characters kept repeating themselves for emphasis, and that they all spoke the same way no matter what gender or social class they belonged to, but I think children will forgive this little quirk.

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    Nina 06-22-11
    Nina 06-22-11 Member Since 2014
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    "Delightful!"

    This is a delightful tale of hopes and dreams and the magic moments in life. The story is not too long - I listened to it in two afternoons - and it held my interest. The narrator, Juliet Stevenson, was one of the best I've ever heard. Her range of voices for the different characters was nothing short of amazing!! I highly recommend it!

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    CT 05-16-16
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    I loved the story..... my kids enjoyed listing to the story also. definitely will listen to again.

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    S. Harvester Westfield, MA 03-03-16
    S. Harvester Westfield, MA 03-03-16 Member Since 2015

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    "It warmed this old heart of mine..."

    ...and made me misty eyed. It's a simple tale; a child could read it, and I hope many, many do. Julie Stevenson is now my favorite reader.

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    M. Marvin 02-21-16
    M. Marvin 02-21-16

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    "I intended only Lilies!"

    My 8 year old daughter and I spent a very enjoyable car trip listening to this lovely and entertaining story. We are big fans of Kate DiCamillo and this one did not disappoint us. We loved the characters, we loved the dialogue, the voices and the happy ending.

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    elisabeth MARSHFIELD, MA, United States 10-18-15
    elisabeth MARSHFIELD, MA, United States 10-18-15 Member Since 2011
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    What did you like best about this story?

    Listened to this one with my 12 and 10 year old sons on a long car trip. It's adorable, a little sad but a happy ending. My boys read a lot of dystopia fiction and though I'm a fan, I'm tired of the constant dose the boys get. This was my pick,they didn't complain once, and still quote it occasionally.


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    allison 07-17-15
    allison 07-17-15 Member Since 2015
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    ""She's alive""

    This book was magical. The audio version brings an elevation of drama that brought me chills. Each time the reader repeated a sentence designed to drive a thought home, such as "She's alive" I felt it in my bones! Lovely!

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    Colleen M. Goss Story,WY USA 03-29-15
    Colleen M. Goss Story,WY USA 03-29-15 Member Since 2014

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    "Full of life lessons."

    Dreams, hope, life lessons. Amazing listen. I can't wait to share it with my 3rd grade class.

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