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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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    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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    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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One of the parts of this story that I enjoy is the storyline. I like that the rabbit, Edward Tulane, has to learn how to love by going on a humbling journey. He is separated to his rich and lavish lifestyle and forced into living life like a common person. The reader also gets to see the transformation that Edward takes. When the story first starts out Edward doesn't care about anyone but himself. He didn't even care about his owner, Abilene. Once he is separated from her he realizes how much he actually loves her and wishes with all his heart that he is reunited with her someday. ( )
  cporte8 | Oct 16, 2014 |
Love and be loved is wonderful and worth to wait, and we should believe the exist of it. Actually, the book used a view of a china rabbit and it's journey to show the simply theory.
  xliao | Sep 29, 2014 |
46. The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo (2006, 211 page paperback, Read August 13-14)

My 9-year-old daughter and wife suggested this. I was thoroughly charmed by the opening 50 pages about a toy rabbit who observes the world around him and thinks his own thoughts, but can't move or communicate in anyway. He just passively observes, never sleeping since his painted on eyes don't close. He evolves through the book from a subtly selfish and spoiled rabbit to one with a great deal of feeling and compassion. I thought it was exceptionally well done.
  dchaikin | Aug 25, 2014 |
Not quite The Tale of Despereaux, but a moving story nonetheless about a China rabbit who starts out self centered and unable to love but over the course of his miraculous journey learns the painful lessons over and over again. Particularly interesting was that Edward could not speak or move so it is all essentially reflections of what the completely passive China rabbit might be thinking/doing.

The children really enjoyed this but found the structure--which involved abrupt transitions to new characters ever few chapters--a little bit less interesting. But they were certainly struck by the very moving death of a small child. ( )
  nosajeel | Jun 21, 2014 |
The heartbreaking and healing journey of a china rabbit. Beautiful illustrations. ( )
  root.katy | Jun 9, 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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