The Magician's Elephant Style
Point of View
The novel is written in the third-person point of view. The narrator of the novel is also the author of the novel, Kate DiCamilo. The narrator is telling the story as it unfolds, but does provide flashbacks of the past to help fill in the details of the plot.
The point of view of this novel is an intimate point of view that allows a reader to connect closely with the main character, Peter Augustus Duchene. The point of view also allows the author to inject her own opinions into the narration and to expand on the events taking place with each of the characters in the novel without having to move out of character or interrupt the flow of the narration. Hence, the point of view works well with this novel and the author's writing style.
The primary setting of the novel is Baltese, which is a small town...