Reviews for Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane : Library Edition

Horn Book Magazine Reviews 2007 #3
This stellar production achieves that looked-for audiobook synergy, where the author's lyrical language is illuminated by a gifted reader's voice. Part parable, part nursery tale, this chronicle of a china rabbit's transformational journey provides the perfect material for a family listening experience. Distinguished actress Ivey delivers Edward's tale as though she has a bevy of children gathered at her knee. Ivey skillfully paints each character, ranging from wry humor to brokenhearted pathos. Listeners will find that the audio experience provides mental images rivaling those in the illustrated print edition. Copyright 2007 Horn Book Magazine Reviews.

School Library Journal Reviews 2006 July

Gr 3-6 -Edward Tulane, a china rabbit, is the main character in this thoughtful tale by Kate DiCamillo (Candlewick, 2006). Edward is dearly loved by a young girl named Abilene. One day he is lost over the side of a boat. His journey leads him to a older couple who dress him like a girl rabbit, a hobo and his dog, a young girl and her brother and, finally, to a doll shop. Along the way, Edward learns to love the people he encounters. He also learns that family members can be cruel to one another; that hobos have family that they love dearly and don't want to forget; that no matter how much you love someone, she may still die; and that no matter what happens in life, never give up on love. Tony Award-winner Judith Ivey infuses each character that Edward encounters with a unique accent and aura, and accurately portrays their emotions. A beautifully crafted telling.-Veronica Schwartz, Des Plaines Public Library, IL

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