There’s a wonderful, poetic paragraph (admid all the other wonderfully written paragraphs) in Ms. DiCamillo’s book, The Magician’s Elephant, “But that is impossible,” said Peter. “Magic is always impossible,” said the magician. “It begins with the impossible and ends with the impossible and is impossible in between.  That is why it is magic.”

She has written a lovely book, one that you could pull down from the shelf at any time over the years and read any paragraph of it and be inspired.  It’s a story like a string of perfect pearls: each character is right and sweet and hopeful.  Each is a dreamer and a believer. 

Read and enjoy.  And thank you, Ms. DiCamillo.