• First, we’re having a GREAT time with the One School-One Book program…. Getting “thank you” notes from parents already about how it’s “forcing” some family reading time that they seemed to have lost over the years.
    — Paul Marinko - Principal at St. Paul's Lutheran School - Fort Wayne, IN
  • Since last spring, our entire school has excitedly embraced the One School, One Book Program. We will soon begin our spring selection: A Cricket in Times Square -- the third book we've adopted since the spring of 2010!

    We are so thrilled with the positive impact this program has had on our students, families, and staff
    — Laurie LaRue - First Grade Teacher at Edgewood School - Bristol, CT
  • I think the OSOB program is brilliant. My seven year-old attends Orleans Elementary in Massachusetts and they (we) are reading Masterpiece. Since the grades levels range from one to five at this school, finding a book to suit all is difficult. My daughter can follow the big picture somewhat but we have to reinforce what we’ve read because it’s a lot to take in for her.
    — Glenn Krzeminski - Parent of student at Orleans Elementary - Orleans, MA
  • The One District, One Book program promoted by Read To Them...is a powerful way to systemically address and promote a culture of literacy throughout the entire school system.

    My school actually adopted a hamster and even used it as “pet therapy” for many of the behaviorally challenged children in our school.
    — Kenny Moles of West Virginia

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

by Kate DiCamillo (2006)

A truly classic tale by an author sure to be in print generations from now. Already the winner of the Caldecott Medal for Because of Winn-Dixie, Kate DiCamillo offers a different book with a different sensibiity.

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane is a fable – the story of a china rabbit who is beloved by one child – who then endures an odyssey of personal and emotional self-discovery. Along his way he will meet a broad range of lonely characters from all walks of life. And along the way children and families – along with Edward, the china rabbit – will be subject to Kate DiCamillo’s mysterious, beguiling, haunting prose. She creates quiet, quick, poetic set pieces – all while Edward struggles to understand the parting words of his first owner’s curious grandmother.

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane is not a cheerful book – but it is bursting with well-earned, hard fought love. It has already charmed a score of One Book, One School schools, and taught them the different magic an author as skilled as Kate DiCamillo can wield. It will continue to charm and awe families and show them the emotional power that can be wrung from the most unexpected places – from a children’s novel about a doll.

There are five supplementary resources for Kate DiCamillo’s The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane:

  • a sample letter home to parents
  • a sample reading schedule
  • a complete Trivia Bank (w/ Answer Key)
  • a list of suggested activities
  • suggested assembly ideas

As a participating member of One School, One Book you may have access to all of these documents. Here are some samples:

The sample documents are incomplete. They are designed to give you a quick peek at the documents for each title. For the complete and full versions of all documents, you must be a participating Read to Them school. Contact bruce.coffey@readtothem.org for more information.

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