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The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo
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Nov 29, 08

bookshelves: dicamillo-kate, classics-in-the-making, books-for-younger-readers, favorites, kid-safe-books, readers-of-all-ages, solid-reads
Recommended for: parents, young children, readers of all ages
Read in November, 2008

Beautiful story of a porcelain rabbit who learns to love. Sort of like The Velveteen Rabbit, in reverse. Wonderful bedtime reading; both parents and children can enjoy it, and it seems to have been written to read aloud. Parents may want to know that Edward's journey does not go smoothly. Life's lessons generally come from learning through adversity, and Edward's lessons are not easy ones. The ending is happy, but Edward suffers losses as he is forced to leave each person he learns about love from, until he comes full circle at the end. I recommend reading the book in advance - it's a very quick read - before reading it aloud to your little one, so that you are prepared to answer questions and soothe little worried souls if need be.
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