The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

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Lana Athalye 12/12/07 English Period:4 The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

The story begins on Egypt Street. On the street there was a house. In the house lived a family, the Tulanes, and their daughter’s china rabbit-Edward Tulane. They were fairly wealthy, and dressed Edward in the best clothes money could buy. Abilene (Edward’s owner) loved Edward very much. But when tragedy strikes, Edward is all alone (al least that’ s what he thinks) until he meets a bunch of new people. “The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane”, by Kate DiCamillo is a wonderful adventure story. The genre of this book would be fantasy, because it could never really happen. The illustrator of this book would be, Bagram Ibatoulline. The copyright date is 2006.

This book is full of many different characters. The 2 most important though, would be Edward (note that his name was changed several times in this book), and Abilene. Some other characters include: Nellie, Lawrence, Lolly, Lucy, Bull, Bryce, Sarah Ruth, Neal, and Lucius. The setting takes place in Abilene’s house, Nellie and Lawrence’s house, on a train, outside in the woods, Bryce and Sarah Ruth’s shack, and Lucius’ store.

Edward is happy living with Abilene. Then Abilene’s parents announce they will all be going to London. Abilene decides to take Edward along. On the ship were a couple of boys who thought it would be funny to rip off all of Edward’s clothes, then play catch with him. One of the boys tried to throw Edward to the other boy, but, Abilene tackled him and Edward went flying. Not to the other boy, but into the water. A few months later, a couple of fishermen caught something very unusual, Edward. One of the fishermen was named Lawrence. Lawrence brought Edward back to his wife, Nellie. There, they re-name Edward, Susanna. One day, Nellie and...
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