Saturday, December 29, 2007

The miraculous journey of Edward Tulane

Once again, Kate DiCamillo has penned an enchanting children's book that's really written for adults. This touching tale is about the adventures of a toy china rabbit, Edward Tulane, who learns the meaning of love. We follow Edward after being lost at sea. His journey is both physical and spiritual, as he is transformed physically from a beautiful emotionally cold toy into an ugly tattered toy who comes to understand the deeper meaning of love and it's loss. My ten year old daughter was simply enchanted by the ending. The hardcover edition has beautiful full colour plates drawn by Bagram Ibatoulline. Highly recommended for ages 8-12 and up.