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The Magician's Elephant by Kate DiCamillo
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Dec 26, 2009

it was ok
Read in December, 2009

The Magician's Elephant shares the dreamy, fairy-tale tone of Kate DiCamillo's previous two books, but without the compelling characters or deep emotion. All in all, this book is a disappointment.

I didn't feel that it went deep enough - it stayed on the surface of a potentially interesting story, and that simplicity, which felt intentional, ended up feeling too simple. There was never a point where I felt like I HAD to keep reading -- really I just kept reading so I could finish the book and be done with it!

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