What if an elephant-of-a-thing came crashing into your world? What if the thing you always believed turned out not to be true? What if your greatest accomplishment caused others pain?
Kate DiCamillo’s The Magician’s Elephant is a book full of what-ifs, and the wonder that comes of being willing to ask that simple, tiny question.
What if The Magician’s Elephant were our next book club selection? What if you were to read along with us?
What if you asked what if too?
Join us beginning September 7 for this journey of wonder. We’ll be exploring the overarching themes of the book together, rather than a chapter-by-chapter conversation, so you’ll want to read the whole book before we begin. (Don’t worry, it’s not a book you’ll want to set down once you start anyway.) Then, join us for thoughtful discussion here in the comments on Wednesdays September 7, 14, and 21.
Read Kate DiCamillo’s Newbery Medal acceptance speech
Get a peek at The Magician’s Elephant in What If Natural Selection is Wrong
Photo by Brian Murphy, Creative Commons license via Flickr. Post by LW Lindquist.
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Laura Brown says
“What if?” is one of my favorite genres of question.
Donna Falcone says
I love the sound of this! My book came yesterday. 🙂