Book Review: The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane - Kate DiCamillo

Saturday, March 03, 2018

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
"If you have no intention of loving or being loved, then the whole journey is pointless."

by Kate DiCamillo

4 out of 5 stars

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Book Title: The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
Author: Kate DiCamillo
Illustrator: Bagram Ibatoulline
Publisher: Chandlewick Press
Number of Pages: 208
Year of Publish: 2009
ISBN: 978-0-7636-4942-5

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.

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To be honest, I really didn't know about this book. When Kak Chei said that the book that we have to read together is this book, I was clueless. Hmm, what kind of book is this? At first, I thought that this book is a simple children book, but the fact said otherwise. It is more than that.

Edward is a China doll. His owner is Abilene--a young girl that really care toward Edward. She always treat Edward like a living creature. So does Abilene's grandma, Pellegrina. Edward at first didn't know about love. Even, he had no trust to love. He never expect that he can love and being loved. But, something happened to Edward. He was separated from Abilene and then his journey was begin. He meet many peoples in his journey. After all of that, Edward realize that life is actually full of love and sweet.

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One thing for sure that I want to say is, why Edward's illustration should be like that? It's scary, in my humble opinion. In my imagination, Edward should be shaped as a cute bunny doll. Hmm, but, as long as I remember, that shaped is match with Edward's characteristic. Lol.

Right then, I like the story anyway. It's beyond my expectation. So, 4 stars for Edward Tulane.

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