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The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo
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Jun 12, 2012

it was amazing

** spoiler alert ** The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane is another masterpiece by Kate DiCamillo. I absolutely loved this heartfelt and touching novel. A compelling and sad novel about the story of a china rabbit who has lost the one person who loves him, this book, like a quote, makes you rethink about about. Although it was relatively short, this book has a lasting impression on your mind. The characters are so detailed and the illustrations are lovely. The perfect balance between the two just adds to how great the book is. I really think that this book should go down in history as a must read. At first stubborn, arrogant and spoiled, his journey through a series of tragedies cause him to finally love another. Through being lost in the ocean, dressed up as a girl, thrown in the trash, hanged up as a scarecrow, watching a girl die, and finally being smashed to pieces, he finally realizes the importance of loving another.

Edward Tulane is a richly dressed hand crafted china rabbit who thinks of nothing but himself and Abilene, the girl who cares for him. Unable to speak and move independently, his life is predominately dull. He sports silk outfits and a stunning gold pocket watch.While Abilene's family travels to the U.S. through a cruise liner, Edward Tulane goes overboard. After suffering facedown at the bottom of the sea for a year, he is caught by an old fisherman in a storm. After being loved and cared by the fisherman and his wife, Edward Tulane gets tossed in the trash by their daughter. Picked up by a hobo and his dog, he spends a few years in the life of a tramp. After being tossed away by a guard who found the hobo illegally stowing away on a train, Edward Tulane spends a day as a scarecrow. He is taken by a small boy named Bryce and brings him to met Sarah Ruth, his chronically ill four year old sister. Strings are attached to him, and for a time, Edward Tulane can dance. Plagued with grief after his sister's death, Bryce heads to Memphis and Edward dances for money. After failing to pay for breakfast, Bryce loses hold of Edward Tulane as the diner owner smashes his head against the counter. He experiences oblivion for a time, and then wakes up and finds him repaired to his best condition by a doll maker, for a price. Bryce can never see Edward again. After lying on the shelves waiting for someone to come, someone does come, and her mother's pendant is Edward's gold pocket watch. Abilene recognizes Edward, and he has finally found home.

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Cian Tan Good review tony, though it was a bit short...
would you say your life is dull like Edward?

Tony Negative. My life is pretty exciting, except the homework.

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