BookBrowse Reviews The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Bagram Ibatoulline, Kate DiCamillo

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The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

by Bagram Ibatoulline, Kate DiCamillo

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Bagram Ibatoulline, Kate DiCamillo X
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Bagram Ibatoulline, Kate DiCamillo
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    Feb 2006, 228 pages
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    Jan 2008, 208 pages

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An extraordinary journey, from the depths of the ocean to the net of a fisherman that proves that even a heart of the most breakable kind can learn to love, to lose, and to love again. Ages 7+

To an adult reader the storyline of Edward Tulane is fairly predictable but the writing is anything but. DiCamillo's art is to play our heart strings like a maestro using the vocabulary of a third-grader.

If you can find an excuse to buy this for a child of your acquaintance I suggest you do so soon - but before you give it away, take a few moments to enjoy the story yourself - and when you do gift it you might want to write a dedication to the lucky recipient because, whereas most children's books get passed on when the child grows out of them, this book is a keeper.

This review was originally published in February 2006, and has been updated for the January 2008 paperback release. Click here to go to this issue.

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