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The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane | [Kate DiCamillo]

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

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.
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Publisher's Summary

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.

©2006 Kate DiCamillo; (P)2006 Random House, Inc. Listening Library, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group

What the Critics Say

"This achingly beautiful story shows a true master of writing at her very best." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Christopher Oklahoma City, OK, USA 07-21-06
    Christopher Oklahoma City, OK, USA 07-21-06
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    "Stunning, Healing"

    The story is fun, warm, cathartic, emotionally healing. It opened my heart even more than it already is by considerable trials in life. It is emotionally honest to the point of being painful, but moves along conclusively toward truth, reality and healing. The pain is healing. IT'S FUN. Like the bible, this book has more emotional depth, acuity, and life application than anything I've ever read. I will treasure it and share it with everyone I know. You will disdain, pity, dislike, identify with, cry for, mourn with, and love the very typical and yet charming and unusual Edward Tulane.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Curt Gulfport, MS, USA 11-25-08
    Curt Gulfport, MS, USA 11-25-08
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    "Beauty out of Brokenness"

    I listened to this book while driving to Atlanta from the MS Gulf Coast. Upon returning home I found that Kate is best friends with an old girlfriend. Working with families and children post-Katrina I thought this book would inspire hope for children who had lost everything. The message, "someone will come for you," echoed throughout my mind as I contacted Kate who graciously had her publisher send 125 copies of the book which was distributed at the local library. This book is a book for children which grounds the child in reality. We live in a world of loss and pain but there is always hope. To loose hope is to loose life. Edward Tulane's journey brought hope to many who lost everything. A truly amazing story.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Charles Fayetteville, NC, United States 04-30-12
    Charles Fayetteville, NC, United States 04-30-12 Member Since 2013
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    "My nine-year-old loved the book"
    Any additional comments?

    My nine-year-old son picked this book out and the two of us listen to it together while working on a fence in our backyard. The story was excellent and it was one we could not stop listening to.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Darcy San Francisco, CA, USA 07-03-06
    Darcy San Francisco, CA, USA 07-03-06 Member Since 2014
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    "Marvelous"

    In the tradition of _The Mouse and His Child_, _The Little Prince_ and _The Velveteen Rabbit_ this is one of those rare and astonishing stories, ostensibly written for children, that work on so many different levels one can't possibly process them all with one listen. Just as Edward Tulane becomes a different doll in each stage of his journey, I expect that this is a different story for everyone who reads it, and each time they read it.

    The only reason for 4 stars rather than 5, is that the first half of the story does get a bit repetitive and even tedious. Still, by the last chapter I was overwhelmed by a level of raw emotion seldom experienced since childhood. I don't believe it is possible to come away from this story unaffected, and it stays with you for a long time after the narration has ended.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Cecilia 05-12-15
    Cecilia 05-12-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great Book"

    This was one of the greatest books we've read so far. We wish there was a sequel!

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    Carmen 03-11-15
    Carmen 03-11-15
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    "Beautiful"

    My daughter was reading this book so I chose to listened to it. Loved it. Narrator really captured some nice moments.

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    amy asnip 02-26-15
    amy asnip 02-26-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Best book in the history of ever!"

    Couldn't recommend this enough, such a good story, amazing reading, complete with fantastic accents. Wish it was longer, or there was a sequel. This book is for all ages, and all walks of life! Please listen to it, and share it with your friends!

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    Beatriz Roman 02-12-15
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    "loved it"

    Loved it .I really liked it .It was really fun to listen!thanks for writing it.

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    SCmominventor 05-19-14
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    "Delightful!"
    Where does The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    My 8 year old daughter and I loved this audiobook! She followed along in the book from the library


    What did you like best about this story?

    Exciting story line full of captivating twists and turns.


    What about Judith Ivey’s performance did you like?

    Wonderfully read with sweet, innocent charm.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    We loved hearing the part of the long awaited reunion at the end.


    Any additional comments?

    A must read for children. Ages 6 and up will love it! Hope it becomes a movie.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ronna 11-01-12
    Ronna 11-01-12
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    "Wonderful children's story for all ages!!"

    I don't often make my reading choices for a book while I'm reading a completely different genre book for another age range. First, on recommendation from a friend, I read a book I've intentionally stayed away from reading because of fear of the subject matter. That book was BROTHER ODD by Dean Koontz----and now, it's one of my new favorite books!!

    In that book, reading Edward Tulan's journey was responsible for the change of a mobster to a sacrificing religious man. For me too, I completely fell in love with Kate's little china bunny, Edward. He began as a beautiful, but heartless toy, and through his many journeys he grew a loving heart.

    This children's story should be read by children and adults alike. It's simplicity tells a huge story-lesson for everyone who wants a heart and purpose in life!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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