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The Miraculous Journey Of Edward Tulane Hardcover – 1 Mar 2006
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Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
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This heart-warming, gentle and sweet book will fill you with awe. It is a must have in every school library. Experience the one in a lifetime adventure with missing porcelain rabbit, Edward Tulane.
Edward Tulane lives with young, caring owner Abilene. She shares all her love for Edward yet he doesn’t give her anything but silence. During the story, Abilene’s much loved parents announce to their daughter that they are going to take a vacation as a family. Of course, Abilene wouldn’t leave her beloved rabbit; whilst on the ship, Edward despondently gets thrown into the water by a cluster of disobedient boys. And that’s when the miraculous journey began.
I recommend this book to nine year olds and over since there are some tragic scenes. As well as that, I chose this book because it is full of escapades and a sweet friendship-these are the genres I personally love. I love how authors give a human characteristic to toys and animals like Varjak Paw.
Review by Anesa, 11 years old.
This is a book about a china Rabbit (soft teddy) called Edward Tulane he lives with a girl called Abilene her parents and her grandmother Peligrena although he is a toy he has feelings he feels like Abilene doesn’t care about him then one day Abilene and her family and Edward were going on holiday they travelled by boat two boys saw Edward and snatched him from Abilene they were throwing it around and Edward dropped in the ocean. Read the book to find out what happens to Edward and where he is.
I like this book because it interests me and brings me into the story.
The book was a class book so we read it together.
The message in this story is always love the ones who love you or you will lose them.
The genre in the story is young adult fiction.
I recommend this book to children 9 and over because this book contains a scene of death younger children might get upset by that.
Reviewed by Saniya, 10 years old
Travelling aboard a cruise liner, Edward falls overboard and is finally rescued by a fisherman. He is looked after by his wife but he is cruelly taken from them. His adventures then take him across the United States with a tramp and his dog, but once again he is separated from his companions, a rabbit who now appreciates the value of friends. My daughter (7) particularly enjoyed it when Edward moved from stage to stage, being given a different and often amusing new name in each. He finally finds happiness as Jangles with a chronically-ill little girl who then dies, and Edward is humbled to have found and lost a true love. Does he have the strength to carry on?
There is sadness along the way with each of the very different characters who take care of Edward but during the journey, Edward learns the value of companionship, friends and love. My daughter is often very sensitive to sad issues in stories - however with this book I found the simplicity of the narrative, the brevity of the chapters and the gently lyrical prose seemed to contain the depth of her sadness because the story kept moving on at a good pace.
Ending up in a doll-maker's shop after his long journey, Edward is worried about loving again, scared of the heartbreak that it can cause. However, his travels take him full circle and the happy conclusion is a neat tying of the threads which my daughter (7) loved.
This is an unusual book with its simple tale, a sort-of "Teddy Robinson" crossed with Gobbolino the Witches cat, yet bearing an additional dimension of sadness and carrying a message of love and it's value. The realistic and detailed black and white illustrations every few pages were a perfect accompaniment to this thought-provoking and moving tale.
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