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The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane is a novel by Kate DiCamillo. Following the life of a china rabbit, the book won the Boston Globe-Horn. Join Reader Rewards and earn your way to a free book! this book from your favorite retailer. The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo. The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane and millions of other books are available . Story time just got better with Prime Book Box, a subscription that delivers.

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The Miraculous Journey Of Edward Tulane Book

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. A timeless tale by the incomparable Kate. Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane. download the Boston Globe Horn Book Award for Fiction Edward Tulane is a china rabbit with an extensive wardrobe. Heartless toy finds love in a cruel world. Read Common Sense Media's The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane review, age rating, and parents guide.

Edward Tulane is a china rabbit given to Abilene Tulane by her grandmother Pellegrina. He wears custom-made clothing, has bendable joints, and even sits at the family dining table. During a family cruise to London, a couple of boys steal Edward and accidentally pitch him overboard. From the depths of the ocean, Edward journeys into the home of an old fisherman, Lawrence, who scoops him from the water; on the back of a railcar-hopping hobo, Bull, and his dog Lucy; and to the bedsides of Sarah Ruth and Bryce, impoverished young siblings with an alcoholic father. Misfortunes tear Edward from each home, but he picks up a bit of each person and leaves a piece of himself at every stop. He learns that Lawrence and his wife Nellie lost a son to pneumonia. He dances as a marionette in Memphis, where Bryce tries to scrape together money as a street performer. When Bryce cannot pay for a meal, the angry restaurant owner smashes Edward to pieces, and the rabbit reawakens to find that Bryce has managed to get him repaired at a high-end doll shop—at the cost of relinquishing Edward to the doll mender. He has had his body literally shattered and repaired on account of those he loves.

Okay, I thought, Kate DiCamillo can make me cry for a motherless child and a mongrel stray. She can wring my heart following the trials of two lonely children and a caged tiger, and bring tears to my eyes for a brave little lovesick mouse, but why should I care what happens to an arrogant, over-dressed china rabbit? But I did care, desperately, and I think I can safely predict you will, too.

This achingly beautiful story shows a true master of writing at her very best. Edward Tulane is an exceedingly vain, cold-hearted china rabbit owned by year-old Abilene Tulane, who dearly loves him.

Her grandmother relates a fairy tale about a princess who never felt love; she then whispers to Edward that he disappoints her. His path to redemption begins when he falls overboard during the familys ocean journey.

Sinking to the bottom of the sea where he will spend days, Edward feels his first emotion—fear. Caught in a fishermans net, he lives with the old man and his wife and begins to care about his humans. Then their adult daughter takes him to the dump, where a dog and a hobo find him.

From the Bookshelves: Edward Tulane and Talking About Love

They ride the rails together until Edward is cruelly separated from them. His heart is truly broken when next owner, four-year-old Sarah Ruth, dies. He recalls Abilenes grandmother with a new sense of humility, wishing she knew that he has learned to love. When his head is shattered by an angry man, Edward wants to join Sarah Ruth but those he has loved convince him to live.

Repaired by a doll store owner, he closes his heart to love, as it is too painful, until a wise doll tells him that he that he must open his heart for someone to love him. This superb book is beautifully written in spare yet stirring language.

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

The tender look at the changes from arrogance to grateful loving is perfectly delineated. Ibatoullines lovely sepia-toned gouache illustrations and beautifully rendered color plates are exquisite. An ever-so-marvelous tale.

Reading Guide Chapter One Once, in a house on Egypt Street, there lived a rabbit who was made almost entirely of china. He had china arms and china legs, china paws and a china head, a china torso and a china nose.

Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

His arms and legs were jointed and joined by wire so that his china elbows and china knees could be bent, giving him much freedom of movement. His ears were made of real rabbit fur, and beneath the fur, there were strong, bendable wires, which allowed the ears to be arranged into poses that reflected the rabbit's mood - jaunty, tired, full of ennui.

His tail, too, was made of real rabbit fur and was fluffy and soft and well shaped. The rabbit's name was Edward Tulane, and he was tall. He measured almost three feet from the tip of his ears to the tip of his feet; his eyes were painted a penetrating and intelligent blue. In all, Edward Tulane felt himself to be an exceptional specimen. Only his whiskers gave him pause.

They were long and elegant as they should be , but they were of uncertain origin. Edward felt quite strongly that they were not the whiskers of a rabbit.

Whom the whiskers had belonged to initially - what unsavory animal - was a question that Edward could not bear to consider for too long. And so he did not. He preferred, as a rule, not to think unpleasant thoughts.

Edward's mistress was a ten-year-old, dark-haired girl named Abilene Tulane, who thought almost as highly of Edward as Edward thought of himself. Each morning after she dressed herself for school, Abilene dressed Edward.

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