Book reviews by kids, for kids: The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

I love kids books and think they make fantastic gifts. The hard part however can be selecting the right book. To try and make this easier, I’m starting regular book reviews by kids, for kids.

This week it’s the lovely Miss L (age 9) reviewing The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo with illustrations by Bagram Ibatoulline…..


What’s the book about?

Meet Edward Tulane, a white china rabbit that lives in a very fine house on Egypt Street. Edward is very proud of himself and the way he dresses.

He is owned by a girl called Abilene who treats him with the most care and respect ever.

One fine summer’s day when Abilene and her family go on a cruise ship, two boys throw Edward overboard and Edward just sinks, sinks and sinks. Covered with seaweed, Edward lies at the bottom of the ocean staring at the cruise ship drifting away…

This is the start of Edward’s miraculous journey, going from owner to owner, each with a different story to tell. Edward learns about friendship, kindness, compassion and tragedy. But most importantly, he learns to open his heart to love.

Who do you recommend this book for?

I recommend this book for both boys and girls who like reading about adventure and folk tales. It touches your heart, is funny and a little bit sad in one chapter.

It is a great book to read on your own or even better to share with your family like I did.

I recommend this book for ages 8+.

Next time you are in the library or bookshop check for this book which I think is the best book ever!


You can find this book online at Gift Grapevine’s Bookworld affiliate or your local independent bookseller. For even more book suggestions, head to my Pinterest boards.

Have you or your child read The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane? What did you think?

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