And then, one day, he was lost.
Kate DiCamillo takes us on an extraordinary journey, from the depths of the ocean to the net of a fisherman, from the top of a garbage heap to the fireside of a hoboes' camp, from the bedside of an ailing child to the bustling streets of Memphis. And along the way, we are shown a true miracle, that even a heart of the most breakable kind can learn to love, to lose, and to love again.
©2006 Kate DiCamillo; (P)2006 Random House, Inc. Listening Library, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group
"This achingly beautiful story shows a true master of writing at her very best." (Publishers Weekly)
The story is fun, warm, cathartic, emotionally healing. It opened my heart even more than it already is by considerable trials in life. It is emotionally honest to the point of being painful, but moves along conclusively toward truth, reality and healing. The pain is healing. IT'S FUN. Like the bible, this book has more emotional depth, acuity, and life application than anything I've ever read. I will treasure it and share it with everyone I know. You will disdain, pity, dislike, identify with, cry for, mourn with, and love the very typical and yet charming and unusual Edward Tulane.
"Beauty out of Brokenness"
I listened to this book while driving to Atlanta from the MS Gulf Coast. Upon returning home I found that Kate is best friends with an old girlfriend. Working with families and children post-Katrina I thought this book would inspire hope for children who had lost everything. The message, "someone will come for you," echoed throughout my mind as I contacted Kate who graciously had her publisher send 125 copies of the book which was distributed at the local library. This book is a book for children which grounds the child in reality. We live in a world of loss and pain but there is always hope. To loose hope is to loose life. Edward Tulane's journey brought hope to many who lost everything. A truly amazing story.
"My nine-year-old loved the book"
My nine-year-old son picked this book out and the two of us listen to it together while working on a fence in our backyard. The story was excellent and it was one we could not stop listening to.
In the tradition of _The Mouse and His Child_, _The Little Prince_ and _The Velveteen Rabbit_ this is one of those rare and astonishing stories, ostensibly written for children, that work on so many different levels one can't possibly process them all with one listen. Just as Edward Tulane becomes a different doll in each stage of his journey, I expect that this is a different story for everyone who reads it, and each time they read it.
The only reason for 4 stars rather than 5, is that the first half of the story does get a bit repetitive and even tedious. Still, by the last chapter I was overwhelmed by a level of raw emotion seldom experienced since childhood. I don't believe it is possible to come away from this story unaffected, and it stays with you for a long time after the narration has ended.
"Magical and moving!!"
The readers cadence and characterizations were perfection! I was spellbound from the beginning wondering what was going to happen to this Rabbit!! I recommend this book to all ages ( I'm 62 ). This is why I gave the author, reader and story 5 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
"A top 5 family read!"
This was a beautiful story filled with colorful characters and a deep message of love. I'm so glad we read this!!
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"slow till the end, but 100% worth it"
it is a beautiful story, however it is the slowest to build that we've heard from Kate DiCamillo so far. We stuck it out till the end and I'm so grateful that I did. the story is absolutely heartwarming and beautiful. it is worth the listen as Judith Ivey does an excellent job bringing the characters to life. I highly recommend listening to this story with your child(ren).
I read this book and lived it. I shared the story with my middle schoolers. Great book.
This book was amazingly read, and it was a very sweet book. The book kept us guessing the entire time. We highly recommend this book. The youngest ones in our family enjoyed listening to the book as well. If you want a heart warming story, then this is the book for you.
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