Self-absorbed Edward, a china rabbit owned by a girl who treats him like a king, is lost one day when he falls off the side of a ship. Eventually, he is found in fishing net and is taken home by a fisherman. Edward the rabbit can not talk, but owner after owner takes pride in helping him and talking to him as if they know that he can somehow hear them. Edward soon learns of love, loss, despair, and hope while traveling around the country from owner to owner. Share in Edward's adventures by reading this amazing book of a rabbit doll and the ones he learns to love.
Awards nominated: 2013 Bluestem Nominee
Date read: 4/28/2009
, grade 0
Edward Tulane is a china rabbit, completely absorbed in himself and bored with life. He doesn't care for anyone else. The witch-like grandmother of the girl who loves Edward tells a tale of a princess who doesn't love anyone and is turned into a warthog and eaten for dinner. Edward doesn't care for the story, and doesn't see what the point is. Then, after he is lost to the girl who loves him over the side of a ship to the bottom of the sea, he is thrust into a years-long adventure full of events and people he could have never predicted. Now that he knows what it is to lose someone, will he ever make his way back to his true home? This is one of those rich tales that has a moving theme hidden in an engaging story.