The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

By Kate DiCamillo

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Grades 4 - 8Grades 3 - 5U4.417050
A timeless tale by the incomparable Kate DiCamillo, complete with stunning full-color plates by Bagram Ibatoulline, honors the enduring power of love.

"Someone will come for you, but first you must open your heart. . . ."

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 treated him with the utmost care and 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 top of a garbage heap to the fireside of a hoboes' camp, from the bedside of an ailing child to the bustling streets of Memphis. And along the way, we are shown a true miracle — that even a heart of the most breakable kind can learn to love, to lose, and to love again.
Publisher: Candlewick
ISBN-13: 9780763625894
ISBN-10: 0763625892
Published on 2/14/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Number of pages: 228

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It was interesting but it was sad when Sarah Ruth died.

it is about a rabbit who gets past down trow people and the cover is about his dream.And it is a sad story

the miraculous journey of edward tulane is a good book also it is really sad it is about a rabbit who gets lost and past down throw people and the cover of the book is part of his dream.

This book is written about a China rabbit who is used to the fancy like of being a toy. But, when he is thrown overboard from a boat, he is shown what pain, sorrow and love really is. 10/10 read this book!!!!

Edward Tulane is a china rabbit doll. He cannot move or talk, but he can think. He has painted on eyes and loves to wear silk suits. He can communicate with other dolls. His story starts on Egypt Street with Abilene and her grandmother Pellegrina, who made him. Edward travels around the world and goes on many adventures and journeys. He meets a lot of new people and sees many places. He loves to look at the stars. He is loved by many people throughout his life and goes through many heartbreaks and lots of loneliness. He has to learn how to love and has a lot of chances to learn. During his life he goes through a lot of pain, trouble and heartbreak with many people. HIs life is like a roller coaster; it goes up and down. I recommend this book because it is very relatable and sad. Edward learns what it feels like to miss people. This book has a lot of emotion but is also funny and full of adventures.

“The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane” is a loving and emotional story. It’s a very heartwarming, amazing book. It is the story of Edward Tulane, who is a rabbit doll made of china. Edward’s life has many seasons, as he goes on different adventures with different families. Edward’s story starts with an owner named Abilene, who loves him very much. Abilene’s grandmother’s name is Pellagrina, who commissioned Edward for Abilene. Edward and Pellagrina can communicate. At first Edward does not feel a lot of emotion, but that changes throughout the story. Edward loves the stars and always loves to look at them, repeating the names of the people who have loved him. I really liked how this story plays out. Kids could learn a lot of lessons from this book. If you like going on adventures, read this chapter book.


I LOVED IT it was sad and happy and the end was soooo sweet OMG IT IS SOO GOOD it made ME CRY AND OMG IT TOO GOOD

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I absolutely love it Iv'e been reading this book for 1.7 years and I still LOVE it you should 2.

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I absolutely love it

we are reading this book as a read aloud and it is really good so far!

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