THE MIRACULOUS JOURNEY OF EDWARD TULANE

28 Aug

When my eyes touched this book yesterday, laying quietly beneath The Magician’s Elephant by the same author, I couldn’t help but smile and recall the first time I ever met Edward. I was sitting on the couch, having sunk deep into the comforts of the cushions, when I began to read, “ONCE, IN A HOUSE ON EGYPT STREET, there lived a rabbit who was made almost entirely of china.” And the world, as I knew it then, slowly dissolved around me.

This book cries out to be read. Not just by the children to whom it is intended but by the adult to whom the message is fully understood. The pictures capture the reader, and one can hardly set eyes on the words between them, without experiencing the joy of the visual that the artist Bagram Ibatoulline has gifted. Everything about this book is alive from the very first word to the very last illustration.

The only thing I have to say is: after you too have met Edward, you will never look at another child’s doll or stuffed animal in the same way again. Freaking awesome!

YA/first soft cover edition 2007

Candlewick Press – 200 pages

Dark fantasy

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