Elefantastic!: A Story of Magic in 5 Acts: Light Verse on a Heavy Subject

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Chronicle Books
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9.43 X 11.26 X 0.44 inches | 1.02 pounds

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About the Author

Jane Yolen, hailed as the Hans Christian Andersen of America, has written more than 370 books, won numerous awards, and received six honorary doctorates in literature. Her works include such classics as The Devil's Arithmetic, How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight?, the Caldecott medal-winner Owl Moon, and A Bear Sat On My Porch Today. Jane lives in Hatfield, Massachusetts, and you can visit her at www.janeyolen.com.

Brett Helquist is the New York Times bestselling illustrator of many books, including Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, Chasing Vermeer, and Guitar Genius by Kim Tomsic (Chronicle). He is also the author-illustrator of Grumpy Goat; Bedtime for Bear; and Roger, the Jolly Pirate. A native of Utah, Brett now lives in Brooklyn, New York. When he has a little free time, Brett loves to play guitar, ukulele, and banjo. Visit him at www.bretthelquist.com.


"[T]old in five acts, [Elefantastic!] unfolds in solitary, rhyming 'ele' words, each painted in circus-style lettering. . . Helquist (Just Being Dalí) reassures readers about the elephant's subsequent quality of life in dapper gouache spreads . . . [T]he artwork successfully centers a magician's love for a creature in this nostalgic piece of Americana."-Publishers Weekly
"The charming gouache illustrations are packed with expression and detailed insets, and their combination with the circus-font text gives the proceedings a delightfully old-fashioned feel. Young readers will revel in the colorful carnival atmosphere and tender interspecies friendship."--Booklist