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When 11-year-old Jack Martel crawls out of his pup tent on the first morning of his camping trip with his mom in Acadia National Park, he notices right away that something isn’t right. Where is his mom’s tent, and their rental car? And where is his mom? Any other kid might panic, might even go to the police. But Jack isn’t like other kids. And his mom isn’t like other moms.
Jack knows that it’s up to him to find his mom before someone figures out what’s happened and separates them forever. But finding his mom in the state of Maine isn’t the same as finding her in their neighborhood back in Boston. With nothing but a small plastic elephant to keep him company, Jack begins his search, starting with all the places they’d planned to visit together. But as the search drags on, a dark thought plagues him: once he finds his mom, will he ever be able to forgive her?
©2011 Jennifer Richard Jacobson, original book published by Candlewick Press (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved. Excerpt from The Magician's Elephant © 2009 by Kate DiCamillo. Reproduced by permission of the publisher, Candlewick Press, Somerville, MA.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Lynn on 05-14-15

Tender story involving mentally ill mother

Beautifully written story of a young boy's love and endless devotion to his mother who struggles with manic episodes and mental illness.

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5 out of 5 stars
By KAR on 02-26-15

perfect

I love this story
the reader was fantastic he showed emotion and I felt like I was in Jacks shoes sometimes

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