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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
Tags:fiction grades 2-5

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

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What a sweet story! A moving tale about a somewhat self-centered china rabbit who becomes separated from the young girl who loves him. Over a number of years he encounters many different types of people, and slowly learns the importance of love. Although written for children, it's a wonderful read for adults. ( )
  skrouhan | Feb 17, 2015 |
I read this (and a few others by this author) after hearing a Barnes & Noble interview podcast of the author. This one was my favorite of the books I read (also, Because of Winn-Dixie, The Magician's Elephant). It's a wonderful story, and the illustrations are great too. This isn't a new story -- the plot anyway -- but it's so well done. I will probably come back and read it again. It's for children/young adults but as an adult I just delight in the excellence of the character and the way the story is told.
  bjellis | Jan 25, 2015 |
This book teaches about the power of love and friendship through the adventure of a toy doll rabbit. Very emotionally powerful! ( )
  AllieEG | Nov 2, 2014 |
Edward Tulane is a china rabbit that journeys from one owner to another over the course of several years. As he is owned and loved by different people, he remembers the kindness of each of them, only to bear separation from them. This story teaches us to accept our situations and to recognize and appreciate the good we can garner from times of struggle. ( )
  hillcrestgarden | Nov 2, 2014 |
“Scratch scratch scratch, sniff sniff, click.” The front door creaked open slowly and hit the wall with a loud BANG! I, Edward Tulane, a china rabbit am perched atop a chair waiting for my dear Abilene to come home from school….As soon as I heard the front door open,(obviously by a dog,)my heart begins to race. My eyes are painted on, so I can only look forward.So as I am looking across the table, I am soon face to face with Rosie the next door neighbor’s boxer. Suddenly I’m in his mouth being vigorously shaken back and forth. Drool is now all over my beautiful satin clothes. Then I’m dropped to the floor. This book is The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane. by Kate DiCamillo, which is a piece of fiction.

Edward Tulane is a china rabbit, who lives and a House on Egypt St. He has china arms, legs, paws, head, torso, and nose . His face is painted, and has re-poseable ears covered in real rabbit fur. Edward was given to Abilene at age 7, By her grandmother, Pellegrina. Abilene loves Edward greatly and treats him with alot of respect and care for him, but Edward lives in vain, because he is treated like a king. Then one day when Abilene and her family are aboard the HMS Queen Mary on vacation, 2 boys taunt and torment Abilene, saying how stupid the rabbit is, and throw Edward overboard, where his journey of a lifetime begins. Edward is soon picked up in a fisherman’s net where Edward is caught into a vicious cycle where Edward is found by a stranger, starts to love them, and then is lost or stolen from their possession. He meets new people and explores the world beyond his life on Egypt St. which he truly misses.

This story is like a roller coaster ride, it has it’s up’s and down’s, but in the end it’s truly thrilling, and exciting.This is so because the author creates a story that tells the reader to not to live in vain, and to love the people you've got, because at any given moment you could lose them.This book is a good book for 5’th-8’th graders so they can really enjoy and understand the full meaning of the book.
  WiDe14 | Oct 23, 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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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
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.
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.

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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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