The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

Written by Kate DiCamillo
Illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline

Reviewed by Lizbeth M. (age 9)

In this story there is a china rabbit named Edward Tulane. His eyes are painted bright sky blue. He lived in a mansion with his owner, Abilene, Abilene’s parents, and, of course, Abilene’s grandmother, Pellegrina. Edward can’t blink because his eyes are painted on. He can’t talk either because his mouth is painted on, too. Edward is 3 feet tall. He is a snotty china rabbit without any feelings. He only cared about himself and how he looked. He hated being called “it” or “rabbit.” Edward didn’t care about his owner, Abilene. He just loved his looks and himself, but his feelings change.

I enjoyed this book because Edward travels to a lot of places and changes his feelings about people, but he always loses his friends. Edward changed—first he cared about himself and now he cares for everyone. Some things are funny and some are sad in the book, especially the feelings inside Edward’s heart. My favorite part is when they dress Edward like a girl.

I recommend this book to people that like journeys or people who like explore places. PLEASE READ MORE BOOKS BY KATE DICAMILLO.

Lizbeth M. is a student in Mrs. Bajczuk's 3rd Grade through 4th Grade Class
2008-2009