Edward Tulane is a proud china rabbit who is very pleased with himself. His owner, a girl named Abilene, always treats him with great respect, clothing him with the most distinguished clothes and always making sure that he is well groomed. Edward views himself as very elegant and quite superior to the people around him.
But one day Abilene takes Edward with her on an ocean cruise and a dreadful accident occurs. Edward is lost overboard. Completely alone for the first time in his life, Edward suddenly learns to appreciate the people that meant so little to him before.
“The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane,” is without doubt a truly marvelous book. As Edward's adventure takes him through multiple owners, it seems that heartache and misfortune follow in his wake. The passages are filled with love and emotion that impart great depth to the storyline. Kate DiCamillo's book is surprisingly meaningful despite the fact that it is obviously focused towards children. The beautiful illustrations by Bagram Ibatoulline also depict snippets of Edwards life in stunning detail.
Simply summarized “The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane” is about the loss of love and the way to find love again. I am confident that young and older readers alike will enjoy “The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane.”
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