Tuesday, June 1, 2010

The Magician's Elephant

The Magician's Elephant

by Kate DiCamillo (2009)

Old fashioned, in a good way -- beautiful illustrations, magic, soldiers, orphans finding/being found by childless couple... It really does have an old time fairy tale feel to it, and the art is a big part of it (almost has a Hugo Cabret look).

3 comments:

Lorin said...

Do you think kids will actually like reading it, though? I enjoyed it, but that was the thought I was left with at the end.

Joel said...

I had the same thought, and about other award/acclaimed "children's" books I've read lately -- do we like these books for kids or ourselves?

Okie said...

I've heard some great things about this book and really want to pick it up. Sounds fun.