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Today for What to Read Wednesday I have an upper elementary book that all ages can enjoy: The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo.
Kate DiCamillo is a favorite children's author who wrote other childhood favorites such as The Tales of Despereux and Because of Winn-Dixie, both award winning novels. She also writes the Mercy Watson series for younger readers. So when my friend let me borrow The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, I knew the book was going to be great, as Ms DiCamillo doesn't disappoint.
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane is about a china rabbit that lives with a girl name Abilene who loves him and dotes on him. Though Edward doesn't necessarily return the favor to the girl. Then one day he is lost and his miraculous journey starts, beginning at the bottom of the ocean, eventually finding his way to Tennessee, passing through many new and different owners. Through this physical journey he learns to love and lose and hope.
It's truly a special story. I listened to it with my kids and they liked it too. At some points I shed a little tear, but I never all out bawled. The story touched my heart and I'm sure you will love it too.
Have you read any of Kate DiCamillo's other books? Will you be giving The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane a try? Let us know in the comments below!
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