The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo

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13 Critic Reviews

Important for a young audience, she is a refreshingly graceful storyteller with a finely tuned ear for the discerning detail.
-NY Times

Synopsis

Once, in a house on Egypt Street, there lived a china rabbit named Edward Tulane. The rabbit was very pleased with himself, and for good reason: he was owned by a girl named Abilene, who adored him completely. And then, one day, he was lost... Kate DiCamillo takes us on an extraordinary journey, from the depths of the ocean to the net of a fisherman, from the bedside of an ailing child to the bustling streets of Memphis. Along the way, we are shown a miracle--that even a heart of the most breakable kind can learn to love, to lose, and to love again.
 

About Kate DiCamillo

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Kate DiCamillo is the author of The Magician's Elephant, a New York Times bestseller; The Tale of Despereaux, which was awarded the Newbery Medal; Because of Winn-Dixie, a Newbery Honor book; and six books starring Mercy Watson, including the Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride. Kate DiCamillo lives in Minneapolis. Alison McGhee is the award-winning author of books for all ages, including Song of Middle C, illustrated by Scott Menchin; the #1 New York Times bestseller Someday, illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds; the young adult novel All Rivers Flow to the Sea; and the adult novel Shadow Baby, a Today Show Book Club selection. Alison McGhee lives in Minnesota. Tony Fucile is the author-illustrator of Let's Do Nothing! and the illustrator of Hallie Durand's Mitchell's License. He has spent more than twenty years designing and animating characters for numerous feature films, including The Lion King, Finding Nemo, and The Incredibles. Tony Fucile lives in the San Francisco Bay area.
 
Published August 30, 2009 by Candlewick. 224 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Nature & Wildlife, Sports & Outdoors, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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All: 13 | Positive: 13 | Negative: 0

Kirkus

Above average
on Jan 15 2006

Sumptuous gouache illustrations complement the old-fashioned, dramatic narrative.

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NY Times

Good
on May 14 2006

Important for a young audience, she is a refreshingly graceful storyteller with a finely tuned ear for the discerning detail.

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Christian Science Monitor

Excellent
on Feb 10 2011

Bagram Ibatoulline's illustrations are as haunting as this tale is touching and it's virtually impossible to reach the last page with dry eyes.

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The Bookbag

Excellent
on Oct 24 2009

It's a book which could well become a classic and I can see it being read again and again.

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Common Sense Media

Excellent
on Mar 12 2006

This lovely, lyrical, almost Dickensian tale is certainly a classic in the making.

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Kidz World

Excellent
on May 15 2009

Kate DiCamillo, the bestselling author of The Tale of Despereaux, has outdone herself with this breathtaking book.

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KidsReads

Excellent
Reviewed by Sally M. Tibbetts on Feb 14 2006

Its message of love and redemption is beautifully written by DiCamillo and stunningly illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline. If I could, I would scatter stars across this review of THE MIRACULOUS JOURNEY OF EDWARD TULANE. It is simply not to be missed.

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The Trades

Good
on Feb 10 2006

You cannot tag along on The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane and come away from it unscathed. You will, however, find yourself much improved for the undertaking.

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Teen Ink

Good
Reviewed by Fitzgerald96 on Mar 24 2014

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo encompasses both a heartwarming and heart-wrenching story of one china rabbit’s experiences through love and loss on his journey to finding that home is where the heart is, and sometimes the heart lies in more places than one.

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Teen Ink

Excellent

I thought that this book was one of the best ever written.

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Helium

Excellent
on Oct 20 2008

This story is rich in symbolism and truth, is written in simple, picture-driven language, and can be enjoyed by people of many ages.

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I'd Rather Be Reading

Excellent
on Mar 27 2012

DiCamillo's writing is gorgeous, as are the pictures that appear every few chapters. This book is a treat.

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Good
on Feb 14 2006

The story ends with a satisfying twist of fate, completing a tale that is both delightful and moving.

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