Wednesday, June 20, 2007

What Are We Reading ?

We just started on 'The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane' by Kate DiCamillo.

What's it about?

Once, in a house on Egypt Street, there lived a china rabbit named Edward Tulane. The rabbit was very pleased with himself, and for good reason: he was owned by a girl named Abilene, who treated him with the utmost care and adored him completely.And then, one day, he was lost.Kate DiCamillo and Bagram Ibatoulline take us on an extraordinary journey, from the depths of the ocean to the net of a fisherman, from the top of a garbage heap to the fireside of a hoboes' camp, from the bedside of an ailing child to the streets of Memphis. And along the way, we are shown a true miracle — that even a heart of the most breakable kind can learn to love, to lose, and to love again.

What do we think so far ?

I've already read the book, and even though it starts out slow, it is absolutely worth reading. Its has a great message about holding onto love even when it seems like everyone has abandoned you. I recommend this book for children ages 8+. It does portray some violence towards a child. (child is slapped by his father) Children who have moved multiple times in the foster care system, might understand how Edward feels and how a little of himself dies away everytime he moves.

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