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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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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 |
What a beautiful story. I read it to my whole class of second graders three years ago and more than once it brought a tear to my eye. It is the story of Edward Tulane, the china rabbit who is very self-absorbed, who while passing from owner to owner (companions really, as he comes to love them) endures great love and great tragedy. He learns that no matter what happens in life it is most important to open your heart....let yourself love and be loved. ( )
  skm88 | Jun 8, 2014 |
Sweet and true and painful. ( )
  GrytaJME | May 27, 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
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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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