I fell in love with a conceited, cold-hearted china rabbit…

The Miraculous Journey of Edward TulaneThe Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo made me cry. It touched my in a way only a children’s story can.

This book is by far the youngest reading level of any book I’ve posted, grade 3-6. Yet, I cannot in good conscience not include it. Honestly, adults will enjoy the story more and delve deeper into its treats. For a sensitive young child, this may be too dark and better saved for later. This is a true classic that bridges generations. (Super, super quick read too!)

Journeying along with this china rabbit, we meet people who are uniquely flawed and inspiring. Edward begins his life totally adored by Abilene. He’s the center of her world and feels perfectly entitled in every way. Fate intervenes and sends him on an adventure to see aspects of the world he never imagined. His character arc is tremendous as he grows from uber selfish to wonderfully lovely.

Even if you have never loved a toy, or lost a loved one, or questioned your own worth, this book is a must read. They made a movie about Because of Winn-Dixie now where’s the one for The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane?

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