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"Someone will come for you, but first you must open your heart. . . ." 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 takes us o"Someone will come for you, but first you must open your heart. . . ." 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 takes 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 bustling 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....

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The Miraculous Journey Of Edward Tulane Reviews

  • LolaReviewer
    2019-05-02 12:32

    I haven’t read a novel I absolutely loved from the very first sentence in a long time. I always say I have, probably because I want to believe that (and anyway, we all do it), but not every book is great and not every great book is exceptional. I want exceptional. Give me exceptional. Kate DiCamillo’s The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane is just that. It tells the story of little china bunny Edward Tulane who knows not what love means. He is loved by a little girl, and yet, he doesn’t care. He’s self-centered and vain. But little Edward Tulane will discover what love means the way we all do: through loss… through life. The writing is simply delightfully lyrical. Is lyrical writing always delightful? Not quite, sometimes it doesn’t work. One must master the technique fairly well to pull it off. I used to think children’s books were so, so easy to write (‘‘anyone could write them!’’) but now that I’ve read a hundred of them and more, I realize that is not the case. Otherwise they would all be bestsellers. This is, without a single, lonely doubt, my most favourite Kate DiCamillo book. It’s also the one with the highest ratings on Goodreads, so I’m happy to see other people were positively, beautifully affected by this novel like I was. I think Kate DiCamillo can do no wrong, but she really surpassed herself with this one. Blog | Youtube | Twitter | Instagram | Google+ | Bloglovin’

  • Lizzie
    2019-04-24 16:50

    I looked forward to reading this book because, as the review on goodreads of Edward Tulane says, Kate DiCamillo is an incomparable children's author, and I have loved and cried over The Tale of Despereaux and The Tiger Rising in the middle of the Borders Cafe before. Edward's journey is miraculous in that the little china rabbit from which the book gets its name learns to love out of his many losses, which starts with losing his straw hat and ends with losing his hardened heart. Take the velveteen rabbit, make him more fragile by making him the China rabbit, put in Kate DiCamillo's voice behind every word, and you have a new classic for children. "I'm done with being loved," Edward told her. "I'm done with loving. It's too painful." . . ."Open your heart," she said gently. "Someone will come. Someone will come for you. But first you must open your heart." The door closed. The sunlight disappeared.Someone will come. Edward's heart stirred. He thought, for the first time in a long time, of the house on Egypt Street and of Abilene winding his watch and then bending toward him and placing it on his left leg, saying, "I will come home to you." No, no, he told himself. Don't believe it. Don't let yourself believe it. But it was too late.Someone will come for you. The China rabbit's heart had begun, again, to open.That's not the end of the story, but it is such an important passage for so many people to read. I needed to read it the other day when I sat there in Borders once again, tearing up. I'll need to read it again someday, maybe soon. And I think it's worth it for most anyone to take 30 minutes at the most, sit down, and read about how a China rabbit learns to love. And then learns to love again.

  • KristenR
    2019-05-09 11:48

    What a beautiful story. I read it with my 8 year old daughter and more than once it brought a tear to my eye. It is the story of Edward Tulane, the china rabbit, who while passing from owner to owner (companions really, as he comes to love them) endures great love and great tragedy. He learns that no matter what happens in life it is most important to open your heart....let yourself love and be loved.

  • Kelly
    2019-05-22 16:48

    I was just trapped underground on a backed up metro train for an hour. Never have I minded, or noticed, a terrible commute less.

  • Erin
    2019-04-25 10:45

    Well-written, beautiful, and somber. This is the story of a china rabbit who learns the true meaning of love. I read this book out loud to my class and truly enjoyed the masterful way that Kate DiCamillo crafts a story. Her word choice and sentence fluency found its way into my writing lesson plans to illustrate some of the possibilities waiting to be found in words. Would I read it aloud again? Perhaps with older students. My class LOVED this story but it was sad, extremely sad in places. I fought back tears while reading and had to let it sit for awhile before reviewing it because it dealt with some tough material. (Losing people you love.) Initially, I thought I would not recommend it nor read it again because it was just too strong. However, the more I considered this, the more I realized that to not recommend this book would be to make the same mistake that Edward made, and that is to refuse to experience something wonderful just because it can also be hard. So I do recommend it - I do! The lessons learned by Edward apply to us all. Just consider keeping a box of tissues close by.

  • Roya
    2019-05-02 11:47

    You'd think I wouldn't cry after the third read, but all I can say is that I'm glad I skipped the eye makeup today...

  • Sylvia
    2019-05-20 15:35

    When a friend told me she was reading this book with her 3 and 5 year old kids, I immediately questioned whether they found it too sad. I purchased this book soon after its initial publication and had read it myself at that time. My recollection was that it brought me to tears, and as I have two quite sensitive little boys, I was hesitant to introduce this one to them. Inspired by my friends successful reading of it with her two (slightly) younger children, I bravely undertook this venture - for it was really me I was worried about being able to "handle" it. I was not able to hold back the tears as the story drew to a close, but my two beautiful boys wiped them away and assured me that there was nothing to be sad about, and I got the opportunity (one that seems to present itself quite often lately) to explain how tears can come from happiness as much as from sadness. A miraculous journey, indeed.

  • Eve
    2019-05-13 15:52

    This story reminded me of "The Velveteen Rabbit". A little less magical, perhaps, but I appreciated the story of a rabbit who, instead of starting out full of love, learns to love and be loved until at the end of the story, he comes full circle. Easy reading, and could be a good one for reading out loud.

  • Greg
    2019-05-03 09:47

    While sitting in Washington Square Park reading my Moomins novel while on a mini-lunch break I wondered about the recurring use of sadness and melancholy in the book. Do American children books usually refer to the the joys of a sweet melancholy feeling at the lose of something good that will never return? How do children relate to depressed characters? Do they even notice it? Why aren't more children books filled with melancholy, and not in a humorous way? While the sun beat down on my bench, and the film crew near the fountain apparently were also on lunch from filming what looked like a 'dancing in the streets' movie, and the girl sitting the next bench over was losing in a battle of wits against a pigeon who was not going to be fooled into giving up the cracker she dropped I thought about these things. Then I came home and read this book. This book is to the Moomins as finding yourself laying in bed staring at the ceiling at 3am realizing that half your life is over all the good things are past and only pain and regret are ahead of you and having a slightly sad tinged memory of a something wonderful in the past that you will never be able to return to. There is something devastating about this story, and the whole format of the book, from the typesetting and font used to the color of the pages used in the book and the illustrations all work in a harmony to create this strong affect. I'm not sure how kids would react to this, I think from a child's perspective they would only see a story that kind of follows a kind of familiar pattern they are already familiar with. They might find it kind of sad, but nothing too out of the ordinary. Or maybe it will depress them and turn them at a young age to the happy joys of reading literature filled with despair.

  • Bach Tran Quang
    2019-05-08 15:41

    Những hôm nào mệt mỏi, ốm, căng thẳng tôi sẽ lôi trong tủ sách của mình ra một cuốn sách dành cho thiếu nhi để đọc. Nhân cái dịp ốm này, tôi lấy Edward Tulane ra khỏi nơi cất giấu - tôi mua chú vào một ngày tôi lượn sách cũ, trong đầu cũng nắm được một chút thông tin là cuốn này đã đi vào hồi tuyệt diệt (sau tái bản, hồi đấy hot còn vì có cái phim bỏ mẹ gì của Hàn Quốc có thằng cu đẹp giai nằm đọc trên giường cuốn này BÌA CỨNG T_T)Nói chung tôi đã sai lầm. Sai lầm lớn nhất là bây giờ mới đọc câu chuyện kỳ diệu về chú thỏ Edward. Đó là hành trình của chú đi tìm thương yêu và cảm xúc, cũng là chuyến đi qua bao nhiêu số phận chìm nổi cay đắng của con người. Tôi không cho rằng đây là một cuốn sách dành cho thiếu nhi, không, bởi thiếu nhi nếu đọc chưa chắc đã cảm nhận hết được vẻ đẹp của cuốn sách này. Tôi nằm đọc một mạch, và khi gấp trang cuối lại, tôi mới dám "thở" - tức là cuốn sách đã lôi cuốn tôi đến mức ấy.Một câu chuyện đẹp. Bình dị, cảm động, và rất nhiều khúc quanh. Nhưng có ai tinh ý không, phần lớn họ là những người cô độc. Những người cô độc đến với nhau, trò chuyện với nhau, rồi gắn kết với nhau. Giữa người và một con thỏ sứ vô tri, nhưng vẫn có một sự kết nối âm thầm. Đó là tình cảm, trái tim và mất mát.Rất nhiều người nên đọc cuốn sách. tôi không có thói quen spoil nên phải tự tìm hiểu xem truyện đẹp đến thế nào thôi!(Tôi vẫn review đều đặn, nhỏ, gọn sau mỗi cuốn sách tôi đọc. Đơn giản là vì đây là nhật ký đọc của tôi, và hơn tất cả, tôi muốn những người đọc sau, đến sau tìm được một thứ gì đó có ích. Để dẫn đường, và tìm một con đường mới. Trong những trang sách. )

  • Debbie Zapata
    2019-05-06 12:40

    I think this book is stunning. It tells the story of a china rabbit named Edward, who is nothing more than a toy in the beginning. A much-loved toy, but he doesn't seem capable of any feeling himself, other than annoyance when he is not treated as he thinks he deserves to be treated. I really did not like Edward at first, he was just so cold-hearted!But this book is about growth. The journey is both actual and metaphysical. During his wanderings Edward has many experiences which teach him about friendship, love, hope and happiness: he spends time with an adorable old woman and her husband, then with a hobo, then with a little girl who is ill but who cuddles him like a baby and melts his heart.The transitions between each stage of the journey are difficult for Edward, but he does finally arrive exactly where he belongs, in a perfect misty-eyed ending that I should have expected but didn't. I loved the color illustrations, showing Edward in all his glory during each phase of his journey. By the end of the story I loved Edward as if he were my very own. And I can't help it, I will just have to read it again before I put it back in the bookcase.

  • Winna
    2019-05-13 09:57

    My first DiCamillo read.I was blown away.I thought this was a simple story about love. I was wrong about it being simple, because it showed how complicated life and love really were. It was touching, it was classic, it was.. very heartbreaking.The first book to get me teary-eyed one of these days.I love it.

  • Amy
    2019-05-06 09:37

    I have to say that I am quite fond of Kate DiCamillo's writing, and Maggie and I very much enjoyed reading this book together. Oh, but it was exquisitely and simultaneously joyful and sad. Maggie even asked me later last night, after we had finished the book and she was getting ready to brush her teeth, "Why do people write about sad things, Mom?" Ah - innocence slips away in small parcels. Then again, when I read her The Velveteen Rabbit, B actually came running into the room to find out what was the matter because she was so distraught. This equally touching story of a china rabbit is affecting. There is a wonderfully taught fairy tale in the midst of the story, and DiCamillo does not hesitate to leave sadness hanging in the air, strings untied, mean circumstances uncured, and yet somehow comes around to a happy ending. We all hope for the happy ending, but I am more encouraged by one that is imperfect because it is ultimately more believable. It is very readable, and the illustrations are quite nice. It moves quickly, and at Maggie's age it is exciting when you pass page 100 or 150 because it feels like a great novelty. However, if you do not have access to an interested and astute little one to read this to, there is charm to be found in it for everyone. I had to hold back tears when I was reading the last few chapters...and that almost never happens to me. So, either this will tug at your heart strings, or I am just turning into an old fuddy duddy.

  • lita
    2019-05-06 09:51

    I moved this review to my blog

  • Katie W
    2019-05-17 13:42

    What a sweet and tender journey! Edward is a china rabbit, and is quite stuck-up at that. Isn't it interesting how we often take things for granted until they're gone? Edward doesn't realize how good his life is until he isn't living it anymore. In an adventure through all walks of life, Edward learns some very important lessons and values that just might help him to grow a true heart. I adore the illustrations and the words captivated me. Although this is a children's book, my emotions were tapped into. The highest of highs and the lowest of lows are experienced and this is definitely one book that everyone should read, as it hits that sweet spot of the heart.

  • Cami
    2019-05-23 10:29

    A miraculous journey, indeed.I just finished the audio version and my second time through this modern parable about learning to love.Below is my original review and it still stands.I can be quite a senimental sap at times and I have not cried this hard for joys mingled with regrets since The Last Battle by C.S. LewisThe Chronicles of Narnia.I read this book aloud with my 7 yr old son. I think Kate DiCamillo is a special writer because she can write about china rabbits being loved by little girls and my son shifts quickly from soft pillow to sitting up rapt waiting for what comes next.I cannot wait to read another of her books. I was in rapt attention myself.This is the story of a china rabbit who is loved by a little girl named Abilene. Edward is well-dressed, has his own pocket watch, gets to sit at the table with the family and thinks quite a lot of himself. He was purchased for Abilene by her grandmother, Pellegrina.One night Pellegrina tells Abilene a story about a princess that is quite full of herself and who is not interested in loving others. The message is not lost on Edward, especially when the woman leans over his bed and says to him "You disappoint me."Fate takes Edward in and out of the lives of many who love him and slowly but surely he begins to understand what Pellegrina was alluding to with her story so long ago.I cried again, when I told my husband all about it. This was a really great book. The illustrations were lovely as well and really captured the quiet, endearing, enduring feel of this book.The story is appropriate for someone as young as 5 or 6, but some of the vocabulary is a bit large. It gave me the opportunity to explain some new concepts as we went.

  • Robin Hobb
    2019-04-30 10:39

    This is the harrowing tale of a china rabbit doll who is separated from his young owner and undergoes a series of harrowing adventures over a number of years before finding a happy resolution.Left to myself, I would put it alongside Black Beauty or Lassie Come Home, tales of animals who endure extended abuse, hardship and/or neglect before being reunited with owners who love them. When I read those stories in my distant youth, they spoke to me. Now, I fear, if I re-read them, I might suspect that the author was deliberately playing with my emotions. Even though I know that authors, do exactly that to make a point.What charmed me about this book was having it read to me in 20 minute segments at night by one of my grand children. And seeing how the book spoke to her much-less-jaded heart, and how she rejoiced in the ending. And hearing the beauty of the 'story telling voice' in this book that does not shrink from a sophisticated vocabulary in choosing the right word over the simpler word.So, this book was a 3 star for me, and 5 star for the child who read it to me. I guess that averages out to 4 stars.

  • 'Cila
    2019-04-29 11:56

    “You are down there alone, the stars seemed to say, and we are up here, in our constellations, together. - [But] "I have been loved," said Edward to the stars.”I don't think words can accurately describe how much I loved this book, by the end of the last page, I couldn't even read the words properly because of stream of tears cascading down my face. It is poignant and heart-breaking, it will pull all the right strings and call out nostalgia from the deepest corners of your soul. Beautifully written; everything about it from the prose, to the wonderful illustrations sprinkled like hidden gems throughout the storyline, to the detailed binding makes it nothing less than a masterpiece; and I highly recommend you buy a hardcopy, an e-book will not do this book the justice it deserves, it's absolutely spellbinding.

  • mai ahmd
    2019-05-05 09:41

    تخيل نفسك فقط طفلا وتأكد أنك ستستمع بهذه القصة الشيقةإنك طفل هذا كل ما تحتاجه القصة أن تكون طفلا لتفهم قصصت هذه القصة على أحد الأطفال ووجدت كل انتباهه معي منذ البداية وحتى النهاية وهو مالم يحدث منذ وقت طويل

  • Vu K
    2019-05-03 10:32

    Tiếc là không được đọc quyển này hồi còn nhỏ, vì hồi mình còn nhỏ thì quyển này chưa được dịch, mà khi ấy chẳng đọc được gì ngoài tiếng Việt, cũng như không thể có nguồn sách nào khác các nhà xuất bản trong nước, nếu được đọc từ cái hồi xa xưa ấy thì ấn tượng về nó hẳn rất sâu đậm và ấn tượng ấy xứng đáng cho 5*, như ấn tượng khi mình đọc những quyển Những vì sao (của A. Daudet), Những tấm lòng cao cả (de Amicis) hay Đảo giấu vàng (Treasure Island) của R. L. Stevenson hoặc Robinson Crusoe (Daniel Defoe), nhưng như đã nói mình chỉ đọc quyển này khi không còn nhỏ nên chỉ có thể cho 4+* thôi.Đây đúng là câu chuyện phiêu lưu kỳ diệu, với những diễn biến đầy bất ngờ không thể đoán định trước, khởi đầu có lẽ bằng câu chuyện đầy bất thường của người bà kể cho cô cháu gái, cô chủ nhỏ của con thỏ bằng sứ - nhân vật chính của truyện, trước chuyến viễn dương đến những cuộc phiêu lưu đầy gian truân, hiểm nguy của chú thỏ sứ đưa chú từ thế giới dưới đáy biển sâu qua thế giới của bãi rác, đến với cặp vợ chồng già cuối đời, anh em cậu bé nghèo khổ, hay những người lang thang để rồi về nằm trên giá của một cửa hiệu mua bán (+ sửa chữa) những đồ chơi cũ.Chú thỏ sứ trong chuyện đúng là một chú thỏ đồ chơi thật sự, theo ý nghĩa tác giả không để cho chú tự đi lại như trong tình huống của những câu chuyện giả tưởng khác, kiểu như Toy Story hoặc một vài chuyện khác. Nhưng tuy không tự mình đi lại được, chú đã có những cuộc phiêu lưu thực sự, đầy gian truân, nguy hiểm. Khởi đầu là một chú thỏ có tri giác (có thể hiểu như chú biết suy nghĩ, có ý thức của một bộ não) nhưng thiếu một trái tim với những cảm xúc yêu thương, dần dần chú đã học được ý nghĩa của việc được yêu thương và đáp trả tình yêu thương bằng tình yêu thương của chính mình đối với những người thân thiết, chú đã hoàn thiện nhân cách bằng việc kết hợp bộ não và trái tim.Kết cục chuyện đầy bất ngờ, nhưng cũng đầy xúc động khiến tim ta như muốn thắt lại, khi một cô bé, con của cô chủ nhỏ xa xưa, cùng mẹ vào cửa hàng đồ chơi và cô bé chọn ngay chú thỏ sứ chứ không chọn thứ đồ chơi búp bê nào khác, và người mẹ trẻ, chính là cô chủ nhỏ ngày nào, đã nhận ra chú thỏ sứ yêu quý ngày xưa của mình sau bao nhiêu năm.Câu chuyện thích hợp cho các bé trai, bé gái từ khoảng 6,7 đến 9, 10 tuổi và các bậc cha mẹ.

  • Shaun
    2019-04-24 13:47

    I first read a library copy of this book several years ago to my oldest son, after it was recommended to me by my sister-in-law and having previously read Kate DiCamillo's Mercy Watson series for beginning readers as well as The Tale of Despereaux. Recently, I picked up a copy of this book along with The Magician's Elephant, yet another gem by the same author, to have at home for the kiddos.In between books, I decided to re-read The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane while doing my morning walk on the treadmill. And once again I am in awe of Kate DiCamillo. Her stories are timeless, beautifully written, magical and filled with memorable moments and memorable characters. I often think people underestimate how hard it is to write for children, because let's face it, a really good piece of children's literature not only has to win over its target audience but also has to appeal to adults. This is one I can see myself reading to my grandchildren some day along with many of her other works. Can't say that about many contemporary stories.

  • Van
    2019-05-11 15:57

    Nhân vật chính là chú thỏ sứ đồ chơi tuyệt đẹp, bằng những trải nghiệm và biến đổi tinh tế trong tình cảm và suy nghĩ đã dẫn dắt người đọc qua hành trình đầy cảm động đi tìm tình yêu - khởi đầu từ việc chỉ biết nhận tình yêu từ người khác và coi đó là hiển nhiên tất yếu, đến lúc mất rồi mới bắt đầu thấy quý giá, bắt đầu học lắng nghe và quan tâm, buồn khổ khi phải rời xa người thân yêu mà không thể nói lời tạm biệt, mở rộng trái tim với những người xa lạ, cảm giác bất lực khi không thể giúp đỡ người bên cạnh, tan nát cõi lòng khi phải nhìn người thân yêu mất đi, mệt mỏi tuyệt vọng vì chia ly và đơn độc, học cách yêu thương một lần nữa - đó là hành trình của tất cả mọi người, không chừa một ai. Dõi theo câu chuyện, tôi dường như thấy được mình ở trong đó. Truyện không chỉ cuốn hút mà còn có hình minh hoạ tuyệt đẹp.Điểm trừ duy nhất là do tôi không thích một kết thúc quá có hậu đến vậy. Nếu có thể để Edward gặp một chủ nhân mới và hoàn thiện việc học cách yêu thương lại thì sẽ hay hơn biết bao.

  • Barry Welsh
    2019-05-13 08:40

    Two time Newbery Medal award winning American novelist Kate DiCamillo has scored a surprise 2014 best seller with her 2006 children’s book “The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane.” DiCamillo is the internationally best selling and multi-award winning author of several much loved books for children. The previously obscure “Edward Tulane” has been propelled to the upper reaches of the Korean book chart for several weeks by a somewhat unlikely association. “Edward Tulane” plays a key role in the highly popular K-drama “My Love From the Stars” which was voted Korea’s favorite program earlier this year. The premise of “My Love From the Stars” centers around an alien who landed in Korea during the Joseon period and who has been living here for the past 400 years. Cursed and blessed with a perfect physical appearance that never ages (embodied by heart throb actor Kim Soo-hyun), he has to change his identity every 10 years to avoid his alien nature being discovered. That is until the present day when he rather inconveniently falls in love with the country’s most famous hallyu (Korean wave) actress. Throughout the story, the mysterious alien claims that “Edward Tulane” is a reflection of his own life as well as his key to understanding human emotion and experience.It is easy to see why this otherworldly visitor would be charmed by “Edward Tulane.” DiCamillo’s appealing tale tells the life story of a haughty, vain and prideful china rabbit – the eponymous Edward. Edward’s story begins in the 1930’s when he is given as a birthday present to Abilene; an adoring ten year old girl who loves Edward unconditionally. The china rabbit’s arrogant disposition however prevents him from appreciating this care and affection. Edward’s life soon changes when he is lost on a family trip. From then on, he is acquired and lost by a variety of owners, some of whom treat him with kindness and some who are cruelly inconsiderate. As Edward travels with the fishermen and hoboes he encounters, he slowly loses his pride, coming to realize that “if you have no intention of loving or being loved, then the whole journey is pointless.” “The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane” is tinged with a melancholic magic and its seemingly whimsical nature hides deep reserves of sadness. It’s a story for children (and aliens) of all ages.

  • cọng rơm
    2019-04-27 16:28

    Mọi câu chuyện buồn bã, tăm tối, nếu kết thúc hạnh phúc đều sẽ sáng bừng lên thế này. Đến mức trái tim mình vui sướng đập binh binh như muốn nhảy tót khỏi lồng ngực :P. Nghe cậu Bảy kể, hồi nhỏ mình có một trò rất ác o.o Đó là bắt cậu bật phim hoạt hình nai Bambi lên coi, rồi ngồi khóc hu hu khi nai mẹ bị bắn. Dù cứ coi đến cảnh kinh khủng nọ là khóc hu hu, nhưng mình luôn đòi coi cho bằng được :)). Cậu Bảy than, thiệt cậu muốn chết với con cho rồi!!! Ha ha ha...Bữa nay đọc truyện xong cũng ngồi khóc hu hu, thấy y hệt như mình đã quay về gần 20 năm trước. Ngày còn nhỏ mình rất thích thú bông, nên được ba mẹ, ông bà, dì cậu mua cho rất nhiều thú bông. Nhưng mà mình rất ít khi nào ôm thú bông ngủ, vì sợ mấy đứa nó bị đè sẽ nghẹt thở, sẽ dơ, sẽ hư. Với lại ôm đứa này thì đứa kia (không được ôm) xẽ buồn xaooo??? Nên là không ôm đứa nào hết, héc héc. Lớn một xíu mình không thích mua thú bông nữa. Mỗi lần có thú bông mới là mình lo lo mấy đứa cũ sẽ tủi thân. Hồi nhỏ thiệttttt làaaa bịnhhhh!!!!Sau đó, sau đó, sau sau đó rất nhiều năm, thú bông của mình lúc nào cũng được mẹ giặt sạch sẽ, phơi khô thơm thơm... bỏ bao ni lông cất vô tủ. (Dzụ này đã trở thành một sự tích truyền kỳ lan truyền trong mấy đứa bạn mình.)He he, vậy nên gặp Edward rồi nhớ mấy bạn thú bông của mình ghê :P. Nghĩ lại có lẽ thiệt ra cái gì là niềm vui, là hạnh phúc, chỉ đúng với tiêu chuẩn của mỗi người. Tự nhin thấy quang mang vì hông biết mình nên làm gì cho tụi nó vui và hạnh phúc? Không biết nếu ở hoài trong bao ni lông, nằm im lìm trong tủ, liệu có thật sự khiến tụi nó vui không? Hay là bẩn một xíu, dơ một xíu, thậm chí hư hỏng, rách rưới, chứ không tinh tươm thế này, mà tụi nó lại cảm thấy hạnh phúc hơn nhiều?Khó quá hén từ từ nghĩ típ o.o

  • FeReSHte
    2019-04-27 09:49

    می میریماگردوست داشته نشیمو دوست نداشته باشیمعشق کلید حیات و هستی ماست و از اون مهم تر ابراز عشقتا دوست داشتنی هاتون رو از دست ندادین عشقتون رو ابراز کنیناین همه ی چیزی بود که کیت دی کامیلو با سفر خرگوش عروسکی از دست صاحبی به صاحبی دیگر خواست به من بگه...شاید"I'm done with being loved," Edward told her. "I'm done with loving. It's too painful." . . . "Open your heart," she said gently. "Someone will come. Someone will come for you. But first you must open your heart."

  • Marian
    2019-05-04 12:48

    Loved it! I think I'll pick up a copy to save until my children are older, as the themes do seem to be a little too complex for their sensitivities. I would recommend, however, reading it rather than listening to the audio version. The narrator attempted to use different voices most of which ended up sounding like Brer Rabbit or the Wicked Witch.

  • Drew Graham
    2019-05-03 13:34

    Edward Tulane is a china rabbit who cuts a fine figure, and he definitely knows it. Elegant, pampered, and hopelessly vain, Edward lives a luxurious life adored by a little girl named Abilene. But then one day Edward becomes a lost toy, and begins a long and incredible journey in an attempt to be found.This is the last in the Kate DiCamillo boxed set we bought a while ago, and I can easily say it's my favorite book of hers that I've read to date. Despereaux and Winn-Dixie are sweet and artistic, but this book is a masterpiece. Part parable, part allegory, this isn't the most original story ever, but I didn't care in the slightest that it was a little unrealistic and predictable and sounded like stories I'd heard told before. The journey was such a delight (though undeniably melancholy at times) that I tore through it and was sorry when it ended. Edward's vignette-like travels were each unique and illustrative, and I loved how he met so many different types of people who all treated him so differently, but each taught him something along the way. They didn't shy away from the sadness of life, but there was always a purpose, and it was treated very gently. I really felt like I was reading something much bigger and more profound than a children's story about a lost rabbit. The writing feels effortless but effective, and very honest, which is SO refreshing in modern children's literature. I can't possibly imagine that the author didn't intend to make this book have so much depth in its message, but if she didn't, I'm glad that she wrote it how she did whatever her intention. I could honestly go on and on about this book, but I feel like my words aren't really enough to give it the praise it deserves, so I'll just say that I really enjoyed it, and sometimes even just thinking about the Coda makes me start to cry. I can't wait to read this with my kids one day.(At the risk of sounding pithy, the best comparison I can think of for this experience is watching Toy Story 3 for the first time, and trying to understand how that movie/this book could make me feel SO much.)This book completely lives up to its title -- it is a miracle. I am not at all ashamed to admit that I cried. A few times. And sometimes I cry just thinking about it. Yes. It's brilliant. It's sometimes sad, but it's so sincere I could hardly stand it. THANK YOU, Kate DiCamillo, for writing genuine children's literature. This is a marvelous, melancholy masterpiece.

  • Arminzerella
    2019-05-13 10:58

    Edward Tulane is a china rabbit, commissioned specially for Abilene Tulane by her grandmother, and he’s one vain bunny. He spends most of his time admiring himself and the fine figure he cuts in his custom-made silk suits. Abilene’s grandmother seems to know Edward’s thoughts are only for himself, for she warns him that without love, he will never be happy. And when Edward is tossed overboard by a couple of kids when he and Abilene are on a cruise he comes to know the truth of it. For the first time in his life Edward is alone and his beautiful clothes are ruined. He finally starts paying attention to something other than himself. His life, then, changes dramatically and he meets (and loves) a number of other people. First there are a fisherman and his wife, who adore Edward, make him new clothes, talk to him. But their horrible daughter throws him in a trash heap. Then, a hobo and his dog find and adopt him and he becomes their traveling companion. When they are discovered in an empty boxcar, however, he is thrown into the woods. Later, he is discovered by a little boy, who takes him home to his sister – a very sick little girl. Eventually, she dies and Edward and the boy – miserable over her death - travel to the city to make their fortune. Edward nearly meets his end there, when an angry restaurant owner breaks him. But he is saved by a toy-maker, who carefully repairs him. He comes full circle when Abilene’s own daughter comes into the shop and chooses him.This story felt manipulative. Edward is not very likable initially, but his traumatic experiences change him. And then it’s just one horrible thing after another, with me sitting on the edge of my chair waiting for him to break. People were needlessly cruel to him, to one another. And it just left me irritated. Kate DiCamillo is also the author of Because of Winn-Dixie, which is such a wonderful book. This just doesn’t touch it. It was disappointingly shallow, with Edward set up to learn a hard and harsh lesson through much adversity and abuse. Great. Beat up the bunny. Make people out to be either good or evil but never a bit of both. Good thing it’s short. Bleh.

  • Kelli
    2019-05-05 10:49

    I never review children's books, though I read aloud no less than three a day. This whopper of a book was 200 pages of masterful writing with gorgeous illustrations. I loved everything about this perfect story of a lost toy but what I loved the most was the intricate way that the language of this story was handled. The rabbit thought quite a lot of himself and that was evident in his choice of could read how he felt about himself in the things he said and the way he said them. The language was a little high for children but made the story so enjoyable for the reader.Aside from this beautiful love affair with the English language was this lovely, lovely story about the redeeming quality of love...accepting love, suffering love, and healing through love. I was literally incapable of reading the final page aloud and that was the second time in the book that I was choking back tears. Powerful, beautiful, masterful...a book to be treasured.

  • Cherie
    2019-05-10 11:46

    I am so happy that I will never be too old to read children's books! I am not too proud to say that I cried either. I love this author's sweet stories. They always have such a wonderful message of love and friendship. The illustrations in this book are exceptional works of art. I could spend days gazing at them. I am pleased to have finally met the unique china rabbit and read his story. From the bottom of the ocean to the top of a garbage heap, Edward found himself tossed on the journey of his life, seeking the love he did not appreciate, until it was almost too late.