Friday, November 13, 2009

She Lies...He Lies...

Kate DiCamillo is one of my favorite children's books authors. Her stories are enchanting and often carry themes such as love, determination, and patience. When I learned that she had a new book out, I immediately bought it even though it was only available in hardcover. (I'm not a big fan of hardcover books because of the slippery sleeves.) The new tale is called The Magician's Elephant. It's definitely darker than her other stories including the Tale of Desperaux. It seemed to have a mood that resembles that of The Illusionist. The illustrations resemble those found in Hugo Cabret. It's definitely a read that can be completed in one day and should be read in one day because of the rhythm of the story.

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