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· Sons of the Sphinx

· Tutankhamen Speaks

· Behind the Scenes of The King's Ransom

· The King's Ransom (Young Knights of the Round Table

· Guinevere: On The Eve Of Legend, 2011 Finalist Global EBook Awards


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· Death of Innocence

· Arthur's Story from Guinevere: On the Eve of Legend


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· Visiting the Land of King Arthur, Part 4

· Sneak Peek: Guinevere Book II and the Kid Lit Blog Hop #55

· Visiting the Land of King Arthur, Part 3

· Visiting the Land of King Arthur, Part 2

· Building Character with Rosa from Sons of the Sphinx

· Visiting the Land of King Arthur, Part 1

· 2010 Colorado Children's Book Award Winners

· Dom Testa: Author and Radio Personality

· Why I Chose to Write Middle Grade Fiction

· Summer Writing Fun for Children


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· Sons of the Sphinx Named a Finalist!

· Looking for a Good Introduction to Medieval Times?

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· Adventure Quest Books Site Launched

· Young Knights featured on BoysRead.org

· Author Interviews


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A Review of "The Magician's Elephant"
6/18/2010 6:07:32 PM    [ Flag as Inappropriate ]

My first review of the nominees for the 2011 Colorado Children's Book Awards.
The Magicianís Elephant by Kate DeCamillo

The Magicianís Elephant is filled with just the right amount of hope, love and magic to hook and hold readers. Her use of the elephant as the catalyst in the story brought to mind the story I read eons ago The Old Wivesí Tale by Arnold Bennett. He also used an elephant as the catalyst but it didnít come off as well as here.

DeCamilloís many characters each possesses a part of us all. I particularly found the character of Vilna Lutz to be the most heartbreaking. The choice he made so many years before continues to haunt him even after all the other characters find the happiness and truth they have been seeking.

The flow and rhythm of DeCamilloís writing moves her story along swiftly (I read the book in under an hour and a half!), and her words almost ring as you read. Like The Tale of Despereaux, her seemingly simple approach to complex ideas in The Magician's Elephant reaches across to fans and new readers of DeCamillo.

An excellent read for all ages. For younger readers, the elephant will be as memorable as Despereaux.


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More Blogs by Cheryl Carpinello
• Writing Tips from Authors & more - Wednesday, May 27, 2015
• The Authors I've Interviewed & the Kid Lit Blog Hop - Sunday, February 08, 2015
• Review of Zoe & Zak and the Yogi's Curse - Friday, January 03, 2014
• Tutankhamen Speaks - Tuesday, July 23, 2013
• Meet MG Author Hamilton C. Burger - Sunday, June 30, 2013
• Meet Middle Grade Author Beth Overmyer - Wednesday, April 03, 2013
• WOI 2013 Virtual Tour - Sunday, January 06, 2013
• See what the Elves are doing in Montana. - Wednesday, October 24, 2012
• Meet children's author Fiona Ingram - Tuesday, October 16, 2012
• Meet Childrens/MG/YA author Katie Carroll - Thursday, October 11, 2012
• Virtual Tour of Wales - Friday, August 03, 2012
• The Secret of the Sacred Scarab by Fiona Ingram - Monday, June 20, 2011
• Review of The Throne of Fire by Rick Riordan - Monday, June 20, 2011
• Review of Tyler Tichelaar's King Arthur's Children - Sunday, January 23, 2011
• 10 Facts About My First NaNoWriMo - Wednesday, December 01, 2010
• My NaNoWriMo - Thursday, November 18, 2010
• Join me in Celebrating Young Writers - Sunday, October 24, 2010
• Review of Sent by Margaret Peterson Haddix - Sunday, September 05, 2010
• Review of Nubs: The True Story of a Mutt, a Marine, & a Miracle - Tuesday, August 17, 2010
• Review of 14 Cows for America - Tuesday, August 03, 2010
• Review of Rick Riordan's The Red Pyramid - Tuesday, July 13, 2010
• Review of "Duck! Rabbit!" - Wednesday, June 30, 2010
•  A Review of "The Magician's Elephant" - Friday, June 18, 2010  
• 2011 nominees - Friday, May 28, 2010
• Review of The Chronicles of Prydain - Tuesday, February 16, 2010
• The Lightning Thief Movie - Tuesday, February 16, 2010
• Book Review of Welsh YA Novel - Tuesday, January 26, 2010
• 2010 Brings Adventures for Readers and Myself - Tuesday, January 05, 2010
• Info: Kids Reading/Writing - Friday, December 11, 2009
• New Books by Flanagan, Delaney, and Haddix for Xmas - Monday, November 23, 2009
• Great Books for Reluctant Readers - Wednesday, October 07, 2009
• Book Fairs/Author Visits/Book Stores - Tuesday, October 06, 2009


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The rainbow cities of Eilat, on the Red Sea (Israel), Petra, the Nabatean site - one of the newly elected 7 wonders - (Jordan), and Tel Aviv, the colorful and cosmopolitan metropol..  
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