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The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

by Kate DiCamillo


Book Summary

Obsessed by his fine wardrobe and his routine, Edward's life is turned upside down when he is separated from the little girl who loves him and is passed from hand to hand, learning about himself along the way.

Book Review

It's perhaps surprising that a stuck-up, stuffed rabbit could be so appealing, but Edward's journey is worth reading. A bit reminiscent of The Velveteen Rabbit, this book is packed with advanced vocabulary and explores what it means to love others, instead of just yourself. Younger readers may be able to understand the book, but a group study of it may be required for them to really appreciate it.

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The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
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Edward never ceased to be amazed at his own fineness."
p. 8

Topics and Themes for this book:

  • Vanity
  • Selfishness vs. Selflessness
  • Stuffed Animals
  • Dreams; Wanting; Reality
  • Love

Discussion Questions for this book:

The best discussion questions, of course, are generated by and contemplated by readers. These questions are designed to avoid major spoilers about the book, and to provide a starting point for teachers, parents, and student reading groups.

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