The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
by Kate DiCamillo (2006) (Available in Spanish)
A truly classic tale by an author sure to be in print generations from now. Already recognized for a Newbery Honor Because of Winn-Dixie, Kate DiCamillo offers a different book with a different sensibility.
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 meets 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.