The Magician's Elephant by Kate Dicamillo Illustrated by Yoko Tanaka Paperback New
When a fortune teller's tent appears in the market square of the city of Baltese, orphan Peter Augustus Duchene knows the questions he must ask: does his sister still live? And if so, how can he find her?
The fortune teller's mysterious answer sets off a chain of events so remarkable, so impossible that peter can hardly dare to believe it. But it is all of it true.