Tuesday, July 7, 2009
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo is a book I enjoyed reading. This book tells the story of Edward Tulane, a china rabbit. I picked the book up because I have read a few of DiCamillo's other books (Because of Winn-Dixie and some of the Mercy Watson series) and this story did not disappoint. When I realized that Edward was a china rabbit owned by a girl, Abilene, the story reminded me of The Velveteen Rabbit. It would be a great read aloud for bedtime for school aged children, as at the end of each chapter, you are wondering what adventure will befall Edward next. There is a more mature theme in one part of the book that I would say makes the book not necessarily great for very young children. When I finished, I thought that the ending was thought provoking, maybe more for adults than children. The illustrations are great, too, though there aren't a ton of them. If I ever teach fourth or fifth grade, I would definitely consider this for a read aloud.