Thursday, 20 December 2007
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane. Kate DiCamillo
This is my new favorite read-aloud for 2nd or 3rd grade classes. Edward Tulane is a stuffed rabbit who falls overboard while on a cruise with his child owner. His subsequent journey is long and difficult, both physically and mentally, and he must learn a valuable lesson along the way. I admit that I found myself heartbroken for Edward while reading this book, but the message is so powerful and the end does finally wrap up nicely enough to make it a fantastic read-aloud. The discussions a class could have while reading this book have the potential to be incredibly deep.