Sunday, August 05, 2007


The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

by Kate DiCamillo.

I am a big fan of DiCamillo, in general. I loved Winn-Dixie, and was wholly captivated by the magical Tale of Desperaux. I had, as such, high hopes for this, as it seemed to have that same fairy tale character about it. It was, though, not quite there. It was shorter, which is not always a problem, but I still felt like it was longer than it had to be, that it didn't really say anything the way her others did. It seemed like it might go on a real Velveteen Rabbit bent, but that wasn't it. It just didn't seem to have a point, though it does wrap back onto itself nicely at the end. And, of course, with DiCamillo, the ride is lovely anyhow, so it's not something I would avoid reading. I was just sort of lukewarm on it.

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OK Miss Kittenpie. We can agree to disagree on this one. I love this book and think her point was simply to illustrate the journey we all take in matters of love and loss.

I love the Velveteen Rabbit too, of course. I think this book's right up there but for an older audience.
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