“The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane,” by Kate DiCamillo

“The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane,” by Kate DiCamillo is a touching children's story about a toy rabbit that is lost by its owner.

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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Inkweaver Review 2009-02-07T09:58:00-06:00

12 replies so far. What are your thoughts?

yeokeehui@gmail.com said...

Thanks for the comprehensive review. It really help.

NathanKP said...

I'm glad that you enjoyed reading it.


mikhail@hotmail.com said...

who are the characters please write back,chris

NathanKP said...

There are a great many characters in "The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane."

The main characters are Abilene and Edward himself but there is also Abilene's grandmother, an old fisherman and his wife, a hobo, two young poor children with an alcoholic father and a toy mender.

I don't remember the names, it has been too long since I read this book.


Bridget Maloney said...

"I absolutely loved this book. Very heartfelt, this book will be a classic in about 20 years from now! If you would like to read a great book by a great author, this book should be your first choice!"

NathanKP said...

Thank you very much for your detailed comment Bridget.


Anonymous said...

I't made me cry maybe 5 times but it was beautiful... I loved it

NathanKP said...

"The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane" is amazingly heartfelt. That's why it leaves you with a good feeling even if it makes you cry.

Thanks for commenting Ariel.


man said...

it is so awesome

Anonymous said...

i really liked it it was so adventures on where edward went and in the end this saying was true. if you live something set it free and if it comes back its ment to be.

Anonymous said...

didnt like it then again im in 7 grade

Anonymous said...

What is the time setting of this book. Please respond!