Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Waiting on Wednesdays!

Waiting on Wednesdays is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

My pick actually comes out today but I won't be able to get it until Friday, so I am still officially "anticipating". :)

from Kate DiCamillo's website:

an autographed first edition and look for delivery around 9/22/09.

back to Novels

Candlewick Press, 2009
ISBN 978-0-76364-410-9

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 you will hardly dare to believe it’s true.

With atmospheric illustrations by fine artist Yoko Tanaka, here is a dreamlike and captivating tale that could only be narrated by Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo. In this timeless fable, she evokes the largest of themes—hope and belonging, desire and compassion—with the lightness of a magician’s touch.

My thoughts:

She lives in the Twin Cities and I have been fortunate to host an author event with her. She is delightful and I have read all of her books for young readers. A true delight!

Happy Reading!

*red headed book child


Krista said...

Yep, this looks like something I would like, thanks! Great pick!

Mel (He Followed Me Home) said...

This looks great thanks for sharing :)

zipbagofbones said...

I loke Kate DiCamillo and this looks fascinating!

Unknown said...

This sounds like a wonderful read. Haven't heard of this author before, so thanks for sharing :)

Jessica said...

This book sounds good! Great WoW pick.

I have an award for you on my blog. :)

Heather said...

thanks for the heads up on this book. It sounds enchanting.

Christine said...

Oh!!! I can't wait to read this one. I adore Kate's work... especially The Tale of Despereaux and The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane and I do believe The Magician's Elephant is in the same spirit as her previous two releases. I watched an interview with Kate last week and knew I had to get this book asap. I'm hoping that means this week. :)