The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane – Kate DiCamillo


I picked this book up, as mentioned in my previous post (Book Haul 3 – Feb ’18), in a charity shop and decided that I had to read it due to its status on the Year 7 Reading Challenge at school.

I had not heard of this book before but I saw this beautiful copy of the book and thought that this would be the reason to take the plunge into reading it, a phrase that is apt considering some of the books I read when they were included on this challenge for our students.


I finished my other book (The Lines We Cross) and decided to take on this one that night before selecting my next book for across the week(s). It only took me a couple of hours to finish reading and I am glad that I read it in that time as it was such a good story that took the reader on the journey alongside Edward Tulane.


It is a story that follows the life of a china rabbit with a fur tail and ears, and the people that own him as well as the tragedies that follow him. From little girls, to an elderly couple, to a tramp, a young boy and his sister, to sitting on a shelf in a shop until someone can come along and fall in love with him once again. This is a beautiful story that teaches people about love and being able to open themselves up so that they are welcoming of the love that can come to them from all walks of life and everyone that they encounter may along this path.

This is a book that I would recommend to anyone no matter their age so that they can go on this miraculous journey with the character and, hopefully, take on the moral of the story about opening themselves up to others.

5 out of 5 stars

Accelerated Reader Information

Level: 4.4

Points: 2.0

Interest Level: MY

Quiz Number: 211778


Two days in a row, seems like an accomplishment at the moment…



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