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The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane (original 2006; edition 2009)

by Kate DiCamillo, Bagram Ibatoulline (Illustrator)

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Title:The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
Authors:Kate DiCamillo
Other authors:Bagram Ibatoulline (Illustrator)
Info:Candlewick (2009), Edition: Reprint, Paperback, 228 pages
Collections:Your library
Rating:*****
Tags:fiction grades 2-5

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The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo (2006)

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    The Magician's Elephant by Kate DiCamillo (jesanu)
    jesanu: Fans of The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane will connect with the Magician's Elephant, DiCamillo's most recent publication. The books share the same lyrical quality and quest for self-identity among a cast of unique characters.
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    Hitty: Her First Hundred Years by Rachel Field (DRHuber)
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    The End of the Beginning: Being the Adventures of a Small Snail (and an Even Smaller Ant) by Avi (whymaggiemay)
    whymaggiemay: This book is for slightly older readers, but is a wonderful book for any reader. Lovely illustrations and terrific morals.
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I LOVE THIS BOOK! ( )
  plsbehumane | Apr 14, 2014 |
This story follows the journey of a porcelain and cloth bunny who despises being considered a children's toy. He his lost by the girl who owns him and experiences a range of emotions through his many adventures. This is a touching story with a somewhat subdued tone, even though adventure is a central component of the plot. Adults and children will pick on of different nuances in the story and create their own meaning from it. Makes a nice read aloud or individual reading. ( )
  bouchk | Mar 17, 2014 |
Edward is a pristine porcelain rabbit with a keen awareness of what's going on around him. He is unable to move or speak but it mind is busy engaging with the world around him and for readers to enjoy. Edward belongs to the Tulane's daughter Abilene. Once they leave aboard a ship for England Edward joins their adventure which begins his miraculous journey. So begins a series of adventures that takes Edward to new places his heart has never felt before. Edward learns what matters and so do readers. This book is an adventure for readers to join Edward on a grand adventure. What a great read for upper elementary students. ( )
  KelseyDavison | Mar 16, 2014 |
Edward Tulane is a china rabbit who belongs to a girl named Abilene until one day he is lost. His miraculous journey begins as he travels to different places, meeting new owners, and learning life lessons. Edward learns what it means to love, to lose, and to love again.
  Boockk | Mar 15, 2014 |
This fantasy story of a toy who was personally aware of what was happening to him for decades is a beautiful emotional story that discusses hope, love and perseverance. Edward Tulane is a china rabbit that was given to a girl who loved him. He did not have the life experience to understand what love is, and had to discover it the hard way through a long journey that took him to many places where he met, was loved by and loved many. He experienced loss and heartbreak, teaching the sometimes hard lesson that life goes on. Kids should enjoy learning about the adventures of Edward and his tumultuous grasp on the world as he knows it.
  bdemontigny | Mar 2, 2014 |
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DiCamillo's latest novel, "The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane," may well be her best. It is an elegant volume of creamy pages with a handsome typeface and generous margins in a pale green binding. Bagram Ibatoulline's haunting color plates and sepia illustrations at the beginning of each chapter evoke the era of Andrew Wyeth, Howard Pyle and Maxfield Parrish. The novel is set in the storybook land of no specific time or locale. There are no annoying cellphones or Starbucks cafes. Not even the pictures give a clue to the exact period covered by the events. It could be the America of the Great Depression reconstructed on a vast Hollywood back lot.
 

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Epigraph
The heart breaks and breaks

and lives by breaking.

It is necessary to go

through dark and deeper dark

and not to turn.

--from "The Testing-Tree," by Stanley Kunitz
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For Jane Resh Thomas, who gave me the rabbit and told me his name.
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Once, in a house on Egypt Street, there lived a rabbit who was made almost entirely of china.
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What was clear was that he was being taken to a child to make up for the loss of a doll. A doll. How Edward loathed dolls.
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This is a magical story about a china rabbit from an award-winning author.Abilene loves her blue china rabbit, but Edward Tulane is extremely vain and only loves himself. On a voyage to London, Edward falls overboard and from there embarks on an amazing journey. He travels with hobos, works as a scarecrow, comforts a dying child and finally learns what it is to truly love.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0763625892, Hardcover)

A timeless tale by the incomparable Kate DiCamillo, complete with stunning full-color plates by Bagram Ibatoulline, honors the enduring power of love.

"Someone will come for you, but first you must open your heart. . . ."

Once, in a house on Egypt Street, there lived a china rabbit named Edward Tulane. The rabbit was very pleased with himself, and for good reason: he was owned by a girl named Abilene, who treated him with the utmost care and adored him completely.

And then, one day, he was lost.

Kate DiCamillo takes us on an extraordinary journey, from the depths of the ocean to the net of a fisherman, from the top of a garbage heap to the fireside of a hoboes' camp, from the bedside of an ailing child to the bustling streets of Memphis. And along the way, we are shown a true miracle — that even a heart of the most breakable kind can learn to love, to lose, and to love again.

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:25:44 -0400)

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Edward Tulane, a cold-hearted and proud toy rabbit, loves only himself until he is separated from the little girl who adores him and travels across the country, acquiring new owners and listening to their hopes, dreams, and histories.

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