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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
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Tags:fiction grades 2-5

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

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I hated Edward, heart broke for Bryce. Beautiful illustrations. Read this while hugging my battered 28-year-old stuffed bear. Would not re-read this myself or to anyone, because rather depressing. ( )
  mrsrobin | Jun 24, 2017 |
Rarely do I read children's books but this one called out to me when I saw it advertised on Amazon. It was the first book they promoted for their kindle deal and I felt driven to it. I am glad I did. The story is heartfelt and amazing. ( )
  lapiccolina | Jun 23, 2017 |
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 adored him completely. And then, one day, he was lost. . . .
  brudder | Jun 12, 2017 |
Edward Tulane is a self-absorbed china rabbit who goes on a long journey and learns about love.
  step36 | Jun 8, 2017 |
Although I found the book to read to my boys, I probably enjoyed it more than they did. The message was of unselfish love, even when it hurts. The adventures of the china rabbit told of learning the need to love, how to love and the hope to continue to love in an unexpected way.

A story, like the Velveteen Rabbit, that will stay on my shelf long after my boys are grown and gone...for the next generation. ( )
  Sonya.Contreras | May 21, 2017 |
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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 Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:07:08 -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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Editions: 0763625892, 0763647837, 076364367X

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