The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane – Review

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The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo

Age: 8+

Edward Tulane is a china rabbit doll loved by a little girl named Abilene. On the journey from France to Abilene’s new home in the United States, Edward disappears from Abilene’s life, falling to the depths of the ocean floor. Edward’s journey leads him to new families, new experiences where he learns the meaning of love and loyalty.

This was one of the sweetest books I’ve come across in a long time. Anyone who adored the Velveteen Rabbit will enjoy this quick read. I loved the development and growth of Edward Tulane, as he changed owners throughout the book. Each little child loved him instantly, even though all three lived in completely different environments and circumstances. Some had thoughtful parents, some had cruel parents. Edward learned to love even if the one you love dies, and he learned to love, even if you will never see your friend again. This book incorporates valuable lessons on friendship, appearances, prejudices and more.

The Judith Ivey had a wonderful and even pace with a soft voice that enhances each character Edward comes across. Through accents, and mannerisms, Judith gently reflects how each child fell in love with Edward and how he eventually learned to love back.

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
by Kate DiCamillo
Read by Judith Ivey
Random House, 2006
ISBN 0307245950
2 discs, 1 hour 56 minutes

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