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Subject: Have you read Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane?
Date Posted: 3/30/2008 1:52 AM ET
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A PBS friend sent me this book.  It's a children's book by Kate DiCamillo.  It's about a china rabbit named Edward Tulane.  Edward can think and see but he can't move or talk.  He's owned by a girl named Abilene.  The story is about his journey when he becomes lost on vacation.

Has anyone read it?  I thought it was wonderful.  A sweet story.  Emotional in the way that most kid's books are.

Date Posted: 3/30/2008 9:31 AM ET
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I own it but I haven't read it. My nine year old son read it over Christmas break and absolutely loved it. He still talks about it. I'm going to have to pick it up and read it.
Date Posted: 3/30/2008 11:13 AM ET
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I read it to the kids a couple years ago when it first came out. We really enjoyed it.

Date Posted: 3/30/2008 4:18 PM ET
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it sounds really poignant, thanks for the mention.  

Date Posted: 3/30/2008 9:17 PM ET
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Shana, it's a really sweet story.  Poor Edward gets kicked around a few times.  You start to feel sorry for that ol' rabbit.

Date Posted: 4/1/2008 6:47 AM ET
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I loved  that book.  It is very similar to a book my daughter and I read a few years ago about a china doll named Hittie who eventually ends up in the hands of Abe Lincoln.  If you liked Edward...you'll like Hittie also!

Date Posted: 4/2/2008 1:19 PM ET
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I work in an elementary school library and every time this book comes across my desk I almost have to hug it. It is such a sweet, tender story and the format it is printed in is beautiful. I have a keeper copy sitting on my coffee table and find myself just rubbing the cover sometimes. Often when I finish a wonderful book I will sit and think about it and touch the cover but this one just makes me feel good every time I see it. I guess that's kind of weird but that's just me :)

Date Posted: 4/2/2008 2:01 PM ET
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  I loved this book because it packed such a large message in such a short book. Since I've got my own copy now, I have read it three times and cried cathartic tears all three times.  When my granddaughters get old enough (they are three now) I will get them a copy.  It is truly a wonderful book.



Date Posted: 4/2/2008 4:33 PM ET
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Thank you I am always on the look out for good kids books. I will check this one out.

Date Posted: 4/2/2008 6:45 PM ET
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I've read it to DD.  It's a lovely story but be forewarned...there is a very sad section.  Even I cried :(.

Date Posted: 4/4/2008 4:48 PM ET
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I really like her as an author. I've read several of her other books, but not this one yet.  I did buy it for my nephew for Christmas, so next time I'm visiting, I am planning on borrowing it to read.

Date Posted: 4/5/2008 9:29 PM ET
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What a wonderful book! I read it to my fourth graders every year. They love it! I would recommend anyone with children to read it to them.

Date Posted: 4/6/2008 7:31 PM ET
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This is one of my favorite books! I read it during my last moving escapade. I sat on the deck  on a cold and rainy day in December while the movers brought the furniture in, and cried.

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Date Posted: 4/16/2008 2:56 PM ET
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I just finished reading it and will save it for the Grandchildren!!!! Love it!!!