Children's Room Book Club

Northeast Library

Children's Room Book Club

The December selection is The Magician's Elephant by Kate DiCamillo.  What ever happened to the idea of a magician and a rabbit?  In this story, the magician keeps saying he intended only lilies.  A woman who walked to the magic show but could not walk out keeps saying,"Crippled. Crippled by an elephant that came through the roof."  Can you imagine? 

Before the elephant appeared, an orphan was told by a fortune-teller that an elephant would lead him to his sister.  His sister lives? Can it be?  The impossible becomes possible.  The truth is always changing. 

This is an endearing story.  Although intended for ages 8 - 12, all are welcome to the book discussion on Wednesday, December 21, at 6:30 p.m.  Copies of the book are available in the children's room.