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Preview — The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
"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 own ...more
On the other hand, if your fear is based on a suspicion that the china dolls are secretly able to see and hear you, you might not like it.(less)
I picked up The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane after a high recommendation from a friend on Goodreads. We’d just finished reading and reviewing Because of Winn-Dixie which we loved. I took a chance on it and purchased it from Barnes and Noble to read with my kids.
The story begins with Edward Tulane, a China rabbit who belongs to a girl named Abilene. The family is wealthy and not only does Edwa ...more
"It is a horrible, terrible thing, the worst thing, to watch somebody you love die right in front of you and not be able to do nothing about it."Once upon a time, there was a poignant and philosophical tale about a solipsistic, egocentric china rabbit named Edward Tulane. The rabbit was loved by a little girl named Abilene. Albeit loved by his owner, he was incapable of loving others. One day, he was magically cursed by Pellegrina, the girl's grandmother who gifted her the narcissistic bunny ...more
She stuck with the story, day after day, as this haughty and aloof china and cloth rabbit went through his reversals of fortune. Edward begins by caring for no one...not even the little girl who loves and cares for him.
In DiCamillo’s world, dolls can think and feel and talk. We humans just can ...more
Would I read it aloud again? Perhaps with older students. My class LOVED this story but it was sad, extremely sad in places. I fou ...more
Edward is a porcelain toy rabbit. He doesn't appreciate being so well loved by his little girl until one day he's thrown overboard on a sea voyage and his miraculous journey begins. It's the type of book that he does get back to where he started after all hope seems lost.
The tone of the book felt melancholy to me. I never ...more
Literally, it's about a china rabbit, 3 feet tall, with all manner of uppity airs about himself. The grandmother of his owner, a little girl who ...more
The reader travels with a china rabbit named Edward Tulane through, as the synopsis states, "the depths of the ocean to the net of a fisherman, from the bedside of an ailing child ...more
I was blown away.
I thought this was a simple story about love. I was wrong about it being simple, because it showed how complicated life and love really were. It was touching, it was classic, it was.. very heartbreaking.
The first book to get me teary-eyed one of these days.
I love it.
But this book is about growth. The journey is both actual and metaphysical. During his wanderings Edward has many experiences which teach him about ...more
I LOVED this sweet, meaningful story so much that as soon as I finished the library's audio version (which is VERY well done) I purchased the hardbound copy for my own library! Edward Tulane is quite the dapper china rabbit, and he knows it. He's loved dearly by Abilene, the little girl who owns and cares for him so carefully, but he has a heart as cold as the china he's made from and loves only himself. Then he abruptly loses his privileged life and finds himself adrift in the real world where ...more
Left to myself, I would put it alongside Black Beauty or Lassie Come Home, tales of animals who endure extended abuse, hardship and/or neglect before being reunited with owners who love them.
When I read those stories in my distant youth, they spoke to me. Now, I fear, if I re-read them, I might suspect tha ...more
My mom read this one herself years ago, long before I'd discovered Kate DiCamillo's books. She enjoyed it, and I sort of filed that information away, along with a vague notion that I should one day give this book a try. Now that I've read it, I really wish I hadn't waited so long. It's probably one of the best reads I've had all year.
DiCamillo has this way of writing for kids that challenges them and respect ...more
I adore the illustrations and the words captivated me. Although this is a children's book, my emotions were tap ...more
For my 250th review, I was conflicted on the book I wanted to write about.
Should it be a classic? Austen, Alcott, Orwell? Or maybe the book that's been on my TBR the longest? Or read something from a genre I haven't read from before? (Horror, erotic, spirituality) Or maybe something completely different! I raked through my brain trying to decide. I knew it needed to be special more than anything because who knows how long it'll be before I reach 500 reviews?! It could be years or...never.
If you're in the mood for a comfort read, you can't go wrong with this author's work. This is a book about love and I found it charming, particularly at the end. I have a feeling I should read everything this author writes. 💙
I enjoyed this book, but it was just OK for me until the ending. The ending was magical. Definitely worth the read. ...more
I just finished the audio version and my second time through this modern parable about learning to love.
Below is my original review and it still stands.
I can be quite a senimental sap at times and I have not cried this hard for joys mingled with regrets since The Last Battle by C.S. LewisThe Chronicles of Narnia.
I read this book aloud with my 7 yr old son. I think Kate DiCamillo is a special writer because she can write about china rabbits being loved by little girls ...more
Recently, I picked up a copy of this book along with The Magician's Elephant, yet another gem by the same author, to have at home for the kiddos.
In between books, I decided to re-read The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane while doing my morning walk ...more
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Kate DiCamillo's own journey is something of a dream come true. After ...more