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The Magician's Elephant (Hardcover)

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  • Book Subgenre: Family / Siblings, Action + Thrillers, Science Fiction + Fantasy + Magic, General, Animals / Elephants
  • Language: english
  • Format: hardcover
  • Book Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres, Juvenile Fiction
  • Age: 9-12 years

Reviewer: Mary Quattlebaum, (Washington Post)

"With its rhythmic sentences and fairy-tale tone, this novel yields solitary pleasures but begs to be read aloud. Hearing it in a shared space can connect us, one to one, regardless of age..."

"The mannered prose and Tanaka's delicate, darkly hued paintings give the story a somber and old-fashioned feel. The absurdist elements--street vendors peddle chunks of the now-infamous opera house ceiling with the cry 'Possess the plaster of disaster'--leaven the overall seriousness, and there is a happy if predictable ending for the eccentric cast of anguished characters, each finding something to make them whole."

"Reading like a fable told long ago, with rich language that begs to be read aloud, this is a magical story about hope and love, loss and home, and of questions the world versus accepting it as it is."