Kate DiCamillo, illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline
Candlewick Press, Published 2006, 211 pages of story, for ages 7 and up
The book has a scrumptious website www.edwardtulane.com
Edward Tulane is a china rabbit that thinks highly of himself. He lives in the company of a young girl named Abilene and her parents and grandmother. Edward is treated with the utmost respect and love. Then Edward is lost and his epic story begins.
I was only a page or two into this story and I fell head over heels in love! There isn't anything about the book that I dislike. It is a page turner, it has a teaching story, a building plot, interesting and believable characters--well most. It is an endearing book, a book that caresses your heart and does not let go.
I bought the book and read it all in one day, staying up until one in the morning in order to finish it; I had to know what was going to happen to Edward, the china rabbit.
I am anxious to read my grandchildren this story, I will need to wait just a couple of more years---I know they will love it!