The Magician's Elephant
By: Kate Dicamillo
The elephant is one of the most important objects in "The Magician's Elephant" because it appears out of nowhere when she came crashing through the roof of the Bliffendorf Opera House. The people of Baltese, a small town in Europe, could not stop talking about the elephant. The elephant is supposed to show Peter, a ten year old orphan, where he can find his sister who is also an orphan.
The magician is also a very important character in my book because he stated that he would do the most magnificent magic trick in all of Baltese and pull a bouquet of lilies out of his hat. However, an elephant came crashing through the roof and on to a woman's legs. Her name was Madam La Vaughn. The magician unfortunately ended up in jail for this horrible accident.
The Bliffendorf Opera House is important in this book because this is the place where the magician performed his magic trick. The magic trick went terribly wrong. A women's legs were crippled by an elephant that came crashing through the roof.
The ballroom is an important place, this is where the elephant stayed for a few days without food, water, or comfortable rest. The elephant was depressed because the ballroom of the Count and Countess Quintet was too small and the elephant was missing her real home. People of Baltese were invited to the palace ballroom to see the elephant on the first Saturday of each month.
The Apartments Polonaise is where Peter lives. He lives in the attic area of the apartment with Vilna Lutz. Vilna Lutz is a former soldier who promised to take care of Peter if Peter's father ever passed away.