Friday, March 2, 2018

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo {Review}

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo
Hardcover, 200 pages
Published February 14th 2006 by Candlewick Press (first published 2000)
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.
My Review: 5 Stars
What a sweet and tender journey! Edward is a china rabbit, and is quite stuck-up at that. Isn't it interesting how we often take things for granted until they're gone? Edward doesn't realize how good his life is until he isn't living it anymore. In an adventure through all walks of life, Edward learns some very important lessons and values that just might help him to grow a true heart.   

I adore the illustrations and the words captivated me. Although this is a children's book, my emotions were tapped into. The highest of highs and the lowest of lows are experienced and this is definitely one book that everyone should read, as it hits that sweet spot of the heart.


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