A timeless tale by the incomparable Kate DiCamillo complete with stunning full-color plates by Bagram Ibatoulline, honors the enduring power of love. "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... read more
"Once in a house on Egypt Street..."
Edward Tulane was a china rabbit who was pampered, and preciously cared for by his owner, Abilene. Abilene bought Edward silk outfits and a pocket watch. As I read I thought Edward as a real person instead of a china rabbit. But Edward did not care... read more (warning: may contain spoilers)
"Once in a house on Egypt Street..."
Edward Tulane was a china rabbit who was pampered, and preciously cared for by his owner, Abilene. Abilene bought Edward silk outfits and a pocket watch. As I read I thought Edward as a real person instead of a china rabbit. But Edward did not care for Abilene as she did for him, and Abliene's Grandmother saw this. One day, when Edward was accidently thrown overboard on a ship heading to England, his life turned into a gripping adventure. He meets extraordinary people. Each naming him differently, each needing him in a different way. Every time Edward grows a mite closer to the person he was with, he suddenly gets ripped apart from his companions and to all that is familiar. Edward Tulane's heart keeps breaking and mending; healing and then falling apart again. But think about it, don't ALL our hearts do that? But right when Edward thinks that loving is useless if you can't hold on to what you love, another hope comes along. Each time you turn the page, your curiosity climbs like a hike up Mount Everest . Now I can go on all day blabbing about Edward Tulane and his despereate search for the love of somebody, for it's only 10:00 AM right now. But after a while I think I'm going to get tired and I'll bet you'll get even more tired reading this synopsis. So I think I'lll stop here and have you hooked, okay? Well, go on into the bookstore or the library or whatever, and plunge into the gripping tale of Edward Tulane!
“I am done with being loved. I'm done with loving. It's too painful.”Edward
“You disappoint me.”Pellegrina
“Edward felt a sharp pain somewhere deep inside his china chest. For the first time, his heart called out to him. It said two words: Nellie. Lawrence”
“Make a wish, honey," Bryce said, his voice high and tight. "That's your star. You make you a wish for anything you want." And even though it was Sarah Ruth's star, Edward wished on it, too.”
“You disappoint me," she said, "You greatly disappoint me. If you have no intention of loving or being loved, then the whole journey is pointless"”the old doll
“Open your heart, she said gently. Someone will come. Someone will come for you. But first you must open your heart.”Old Dolly's voice
You must be filled with expectancy. You must be awash in hope. You must wonder who will love you, whom you will love next.”Highlighted by 123 Kindle customers
If you have no intention of loving or being loved, then the whole journey is pointless.Highlighted by 122 Kindle customers
“Open your heart,” she said gently. “Someone will come. Someone will come for you. But first you must open your heart.”Highlighted by 93 Kindle customers
“I have already been loved,” said Edward. “I have been loved by a girl named Abilene. I have been loved by a fisherman and his wife and a hobo and his dog. I have been loved by a boy who played the harmonica and by a girl who died. Don’t talk to me about love,” he said. “I have known love.”Highlighted by 59 Kindle customers
I have learned how to love. And it’s a terrible thing. I’m broken. My heart is broken. Help me.Highlighted by 57 Kindle customers
Edward knew what it was like to say over and over again the names of those you had left behind. He knew what it was like to miss someone. And so he listened. And in his listening, his heart opened wide and then wider still.Highlighted by 56 Kindle customers
He had china arms and china legs, china paws and a china head, a china torso and a china nose.Highlighted by 38 Kindle customers
Edward did not care at all for the word bunny. He found it derogatory in the extreme.Highlighted by 37 Kindle customers
But then Edward remembered lying on the ocean floor, the muck in his face, the stars so far away, and he said to himself, What difference does it make really? Wearing a dress won’t hurt me.Highlighted by 33 Kindle customers
His ears were made of real rabbit fur, and beneath the fur, there were strong, bendable wires, which allowed the ears to be arranged into poses that reflected the rabbit’s mood — jaunty, tired, full of ennui.Highlighted by 18 Kindle customers
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