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.