The Magician's Elephant Teachers' Guide

The Magician's Elephant Teachers' Guide
Use the discussion questions in this guide to engage students in a conversation about Kate DiCamillo's The Magician's Elephant, a magical story about the impossible quests facing a little boy, an old musician, and a lost elephant. This literature guide also includes extension activities that will enliven children's imaginations and spark creativity.

Grade Levels: 3 - 8

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The Magician's Elephant
Kate DiCamillo and Yoko Tanaka

In a highly awaited new novel, Kate DiCamillo conjures a haunting fable about trusting the unexpected – and making the extraordinary come true.
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