The Miraculous Journey Of Edward Tulane: An Analysis

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One novel in particular that I love is Kate DiCamillo’s The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane. What I find most remarkable about this novel is that although it is geared towards a younger audience, it still holds many valuable lessons that are applicable to older audiences as well. Edward Tulane is a rather cynical porcelain rabbit who had lived life too comfortably. However, everything changes when he is lost by his owner, and after spending months in a toyshop, Edward admits that he didn’t care about anyone anymore. When I first read his bitter words, I was astounded. Yes, he had suffered a lot, but many people had also loved him in many different ways. Did he truly not care for anything, not hope for anyone? A doll sitting next to him
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