Kate DiCamillo is the author of many beloved books for young readers, including The Tale of Despereaux and Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures, both of which received a Newbery Medal, the latter also being shortlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize; Because of Winn-Dixie, which received a Newbery Honor; The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, which won a Boston Globe-Horn Book Award; and the bestselling Mercy Watson series. Kate DiCamillo lives in Minneapolis, USA. For more information about Kate and her books, check out www.katedicamillo.com and www.themagicianselephant.com Yoko Tanaka is a graduate of the Art Center College in Pasadena, California. She is the illustrator of Theodosia and the Serpents of Chaos by R. L. LaFevers, and Sparrow Girl by Sara Pennypacker. Yoko Tanaka lives in Los Angeles and Bangkok.
Elegant, timeless and utterly heartbreaking. * The Independent on Sunday * Full of charm this is also a heroic story of how goodness and courage can outsmart dark forces * The Guardian * Beautiful...stunningly illustrated * The Irish Times * Beautiful illustrations. -- 12-year-old Gracie * Anorak * The Magician's Elephant is a timeless fable evoking the largest of themes - hope and belonging, desire and compassion. * The Bookseller Children's Buyer's Guide *