- Age Range: 7 - 10 years
- Grade Level: 2 - 5
- Lexile Measure: 700L (What's this?)
- Paperback: 224 pages
- Publisher: Candlewick; 1 Reprint edition (May 27, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 076364367X
- ISBN-13: 978-0763643676
- Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.6 x 7.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 2,841 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #151,126 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane Paperback – May 27, 2009
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Grade 3-6–Edward Tulane, a china rabbit, is the main character in this thoughtful tale by Kate DiCamillo (Candlewick, 2006). Edward is dearly loved by a young girl named Abilene. One day he is lost over the side of a boat. His journey leads him to a older couple who dress him like a girl rabbit, a hobo and his dog, a young girl and her brother and, finally, to a doll shop. Along the way, Edward learns to love the people he encounters. He also learns that family members can be cruel to one another; that hobos have family that they love dearly and don't want to forget; that no matter how much you love someone, she may still die; and that no matter what happens in life, never give up on love. Tony Award-winner Judith Ivey infuses each character that Edward encounters with a unique accent and aura, and accurately portrays their emotions. A beautifully crafted telling.–Veronica Schwartz, Des Plaines Public Library, IL
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*Starred Review* Gr. 2-4. As she did in her Newbery Medal Book, The Tale of Despereaux (2004), DiCamillo tucks important messages into this story and once more plumbs the mystery of the heart--or, in this case, the heartless. Edward Tulane is a china rabbit with an extensive wardrobe. He belongs to 10-year-old Abilene, who thinks almost as highly of Edward as Edward does of himself. Even young children will soon realize that Edward is riding for a fall. And fall he does, into the sea, after mean boys rip him from Abilene's hands during an ocean voyage. Thus begins Edward's journey from watery grave to the gentle embrace of a fisherman's wife, to the care of a hobo and his dog, and into the hands of a dying girl. Then, pure meanness breaks Edward apart, and love and sacrifice put him back together--until just the right child finds him. With every person who taouches him, Edward's heart grows a little bit softer and a little bit bigger. Bruised and battered, Edward is at his most beautiful, and beautiful is a fine word to describe the artwork. Ibatoulline outdoes himself; his precisely rendered sepia-tone drawings and color plates of high artistic merit are an integral part of this handsomely designed package. Yet even standing alone, the story soars because of DiCamillo's lyrical use of language and her understanding of universal yearnings. This will be a pleasure to read aloud. Ilene Cooper
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Top customer reviews
It is a wonderful book with an uplifting message how everyone has loneliness in them. But, you can get over loneliness and help others get over their loneliness without realize you are creating a web of friendships of people who then become friends with each other.
Have a party, invite me. I'll bring the potato salad and juggle.
It is easy to see why this otherworldly visitor would be charmed by “Edward Tulane.” DiCamillo’s appealing tale tells the life story of a haughty, vain and prideful china rabbit – the eponymous Edward. Edward’s story begins in the 1930’s when he is given as a birthday present to Abilene; an adoring ten year old girl who loves Edward unconditionally. The china rabbit’s arrogant disposition however prevents him from appreciating this care and affection. Edward’s life soon changes when he is lost on a family trip. From then on, he is acquired and lost by a variety of owners, some of whom treat him with kindness and some who are cruelly inconsiderate. As Edward travels with the fishermen and hoboes he encounters, he slowly loses his pride, coming to realize that “if you have no intention of loving or being loved, then the whole journey is pointless.” “The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane” is tinged with a melancholic magic and its seemingly whimsical nature hides deep reserves of sadness. It’s a story for children (and aliens) of all ages.
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