Tuesday, September 14, 2010
The Magician's Elephant
If you haven't read a Kate DiCamillo book yet, it's time you start. I'm writing about The Magician's Elephant today, but go back and read Because of Winn-Dixie, The Tale of Despereaux, and The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane because they are all really, really, really, really, really outstanding books.
In The Magician's Elephant, Kate DiCamillo writes in an old-worldly fashion, and it is all just so well done and put together so well. I am grateful to have children so that I have the opportunity to read books like this to them. I just can't write enough about what a great author Kate DiCamillo is and what wonderful stories she crafts. I really don't need to describe this book other than to say that it is about a boy, an elephant, and his journey to find his sister.
The book will get your kids saying, "I was crippled. Crippled by an elephant." (as well as, "I intended only lilies!")
Ocean, age 7 - I just liked the whole thing of The Magician's Elephant. I think it's a really good book and I think that the person who writes it writes different books because when the person writes different books they don't sound like this one.
Ezra, age 4 - I like how Peter found Adele, that was his sister.