“The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane” book review

Published in 2006 and winner of Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, Parent’s Choice Award, an ALA Notable Children’s Book, and Quill Award

Edward Tulane is NO ORDINARY RABBIT. He lives in the lap of luxury in a house on Egypt Street with little Abilene who loves him dearly. He’s a three-foot-tall china rabbit made with real fur and he only wears the finest silk clothes and accessories. Despite being adored by young Abilene, he loves only himself. On a cruise to London, he’s thrown overboard and this is where the journey begins.

I recently re-read this amazing tale for the fourth time and I couldn’t help but wonder, “Am I the only adult who thinks this is an incredible story?”

Then I ran across this little gem as I was prepping for “The Dutch House” book review.

When asked last month by The Guardian which book changed her life, this is what New York Times best-selling author and bookstore owner Ann Patchett said:

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo. I only read it a year ago, but it made me completely rethink what literature for children is capable of and what it means to have a full, complex and deeply satisfying novel that can be read in two hours. I’ve since read all of DiCamillo’s work and believe she has no equal.

There’s nothing else I can add, except to ask that you please consider buying this book for yourself and a loved one. Edward Tulane’s journey of discovery about what it means to truly love someone will touch your heart.

Happy Reading!

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