Sunday, September 23, 2007

DiCamillo, Kate. The miraculous journey of Edward Tulane

DiCamillo, Kate. The miraculous journey of Edward Tulane. Candlewick, 2006 [0-7636-2589-2 // 978-0-7636-2589-4]
I initially was not going to purchase this book because from a distance it seemed to juvenile for my collection but after so many people said that it should have won the Newbery this past year, I had to purchase it. Visually, this is beautifully constructed book. The layout and the illustrations remind one of a number of much older books. The story is a cross between "The Velveteen Rabbit", "Don Quixote", and "The Wizard of Oz." Edward Tulane is a china rabbit who ends up going on a great journey, encountering many struggles. This 198 page book is a beautifully wonderful package all except one illustration which may contain some religious symbolism to SOME people. One drawing has the rabbit nailed to a scarecrow. While it did not bother me, I could see some people being offended by it.


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