The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane


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A classic tale by Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo, America’s beloved storyteller

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 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 bedside of an ailing child to the bustling streets of Memphis. Along the way, we are shown a miracle – that even a heart of the most breakable kind can learn to love, to lose, and to love again.
Featuring black-and-white illustrations and a refreshed cover by Bagram Ibatoulline.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780763680909
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Publication date: 12/08/2015
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 762
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

KATE DICAMILLO is the author of THE TALE of DESPEREAUX which received the Newbery Medal; BECAUSE of WINN-DIXIE, which received a Newbery Honor; THE TIGER RISING, which was named a National Book Award Finalist; and, most recently, the MERCY WATSON stories. She says, "One Christmas, I received an elegantly dressed toy rabbit as a gift. I brought him home, placed him on a chair in my living room, and promptly forgot about him. A few days later, I dreamed that the rabbit was face-down on the ocean floor - lost, and waiting to be found. In telling THE MIRACULOUS JOURNEY OF EDWARD TULANE, I was lost for a good long while, too. And then, finally, like Edward, I was found."

BAGRAM IBATOULLINE is the illustrator of CROSSING by Philip Booth; THE NIGHTINGALE by Hans Christian Andersen, retold by Stephen Mitchell; THE ANIMAL HEDGE by Paul Fleischman; HANA in the TIME of the TULIPS by Deborah Noyes; and THE SERPENT CAME to GLOUCESTER by M. T. Anderson. He says, "It was a singular and most pleasurable experience to work on the illustrations for EDWARD TULANE and to be there with him on his journey. I must admit, I'm a bit wistful now that I've come to the end of this very special book."


Minneapolis, Minnesota

Date of Birth:

March 25, 1964

Place of Birth:

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


B.A. in English, University of Florida at Gainesville, 1987

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The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 806 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought this for my 8yo daughter to read during a transatlantic flight. I was shocked to wake up from my nap to find her crying. She is a prolific reader for her age and I have never seen a book touch her like this one did. I had to read it for myself and, of course- I cried too! It is a heartwarming book. Be warned though, it does deal with death and can be a little much for some young readers.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As I perused the bookshelves of Barnes & Noble one Saturday afternoon, the cover of this little book caught my eye. I started reading it and didn't stop until I was done pausing only briefly to purchase the book and drive home. I loved the story and the wonderful pictures at the beginning of each chapter. I read and reread the final chapter several times and each time it evoked the same swell of emotions. This book has a timeless quality and I envision reading and rereading it many times over.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am an elementary teacher and this book was recommended by my school librarian so I bought it at the school book fair. I read it within two days on and off. There was moments where I laughed, others where I cried. My students would see me reading and were intrigued by the book so this coming school year we are going to read it as a class. I hope they feel the same way about the book as I did.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book can break your heart and make you cry tears of sadness but it can also make you smile and surprisr and make you cry tears of joy. This book is a little bit of a love story in it but it als ha adventure and mystery and always makes you question whats going to hapen next. This is a good book to read a second or third time. Maybe even a fourth time. This is why i am giving this book give stars. It is also so well put together. I really do reccomend this to people age 8 and up
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book inspired me to write my own stories. The love and passion put into this book has literally made me tear up every single time I have read this story. This is my most favorite fiction story I've ever read. I insist others to read and find out about Edward's journey!
heidik41 More than 1 year ago
Such a sweet, moving story for children to discover on their own, to make adults think, or to share with your kids (or even your bookclub!) and discuss. Brilliant character development and lovely illustrations. It was refreshing to experience a well-written children's book containing strong characters that so aptly depicted the value of true friendship, acceptance and love. It is the perfect balance of emotion and restraint; the story moves along at a good pace, spending the right amount of time at each point in the plot. There are some 'heavier' scenes and elements, but they are handled well. This was my first Kate DiCamillo book and I am anxious to read more.
Guest More than 1 year ago
You learn from your kids. And from an amazing rabbit and the people who love him! What a wonderful book. Keep writing, Ms DiCamillo! I adore your work!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a sweet heart-touching book!!I think it is a great bed time story for all ages!!!But it is a little sad but still a GREAT book to read!!! :D
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Everyone who can should defenly readthis book! Read this book I tell you READ it, now This book is for all ages It is completey apropriote And its the best book ever
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story was heartbraking and loving and great i look for more books by this author!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book it is the best book i had read in my whole life
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is really good my school had to read it for March is reading month. I recomend it to any body!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am in 6th grade and i read it in 4tj and i still give it 5 Stars!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awsome book lve it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved reading this to my son. We enjoyed the adventure of Edward. We laughed, cried and cheered for him. Loved the story!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo is a wonderful book. This heartwarming story is about a china rabbit that learns the precious act of love. Edward, the rabbit, goes through a complete metamorphosis through the events in this story. Once I began reading this book, I could not put it down. I have already recommended it to several friends. It is a fabulous book. One of the best I¿ve read in a while!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This story is about an incredibly vain china rabbit, Edward Tulane, who is very pleased with himself until one day he is thrown overboard a ship and is lost. Edward is taken on a miraculous journey and learns what it really feels like to love, especially to feel emotion for someone besides himself. Edward's story teaches a valuable lesson, after what seems like a loss equivalent to 'the end of the world', it is still possible to love again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book! it's so great!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's a great story, a little part of it was sad but in the end it was it was really happy. You should read it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was recommended by my son's 2nd grade teacher...we had never read one of Kate DiCamillo's books, but we tried this one iand we absolutely loved it! My boys did not want to put it is simply written, but the language is so rich and the illustrations are just beautiful! The story is very sweet...reminds me a little of The Velveteen Rabbit, only much better! We have since read another of her books (Despereaux) and thoroughly enjoyed it as well. We'll be reading more of her books, for sure! My boys are aged 7 and 9.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When i was in third grade my teacher recommended it and i read it. I read it again the next year and still liked it. It wasnt too sad but it was a great book because of how he goes from one family to another. The author really makes you feel bad for him.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like this book because of all the details and the adventures that Edward ( china rabbit) has. I think that the auther had a great idea for this book. I wish it was a series of books. 8)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book to my 6 yearold it is now my favorite book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book in grade 3 so our teacher read this story to us and she was so emotoinal she started to cry :( sad face.Then after the story edward tulane we read the book loser by Jerry Spenelli.