Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards Winner, Fiction Category
Quills Award Nominee
"Kate DiCamillo gives us a fragile and wonderfully human anti-hero, and in this book she delivers a quiet, meaningful, and memorable story with all the markings of a future classic and wonderful sparks of Kate's signature wit."
"This charming book is destined to be read aloud, shared, and savored by young and old alike. It has an old-fashioned quality and the appearance of a classic, and belongs in every child's library."
"Edward Tulane does go on a miraculous journey, but the real miracle is how he is changed. From the bottom of the sea to a dump and beyond, this once glorious and much-loved china rabbit captured my attention immediately and took me with him on his amazing travels. With him I felt elegant, broken, frightened, hopeful, lonely, and ultimately happy. I was sad each time Edward lost someone and moved by what he learned about caring and love. I want to read this enchanting tale out loud to someone sitting on my lap, and together we will predict what the next adventure will be as we look at the charming pictures that introduce each chapter. This beautiful treasure, with the creativity and artistry of Kate DiCamillo and illustrator Bagram Ibatoulline, is a story for readers of all ages, who will be reminded about what it means to be human."
"The melody and rhythm of life's lessons about friendship and love are captured in this timeless story by Kate DiCamillo and illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline, whose artwork is incredible. I think we have a new classic."
"This tender story, with truly lovely art, will resonate with all of Kate DiCamillo’s fans."
"Exquisite language, inventive plot twists, and memorable characters."
"This achingly beautiful story shows a true master of writing at her very best."
"Somewhere between fairy tale and fable, DiCamillo spins the tale of Edward, transformed by the lives he touches. The reader will be transformed too."
"The story soars because of DiCamillo's lyrical use of language and her understanding of universal yearnings. This will be a pleasure to read aloud."
"Perhaps no other current American children's book writer has appeared on the scene so quickly or so brightly as Kate DiCamillo. . . . DiCamillo's latest novel, The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, may well be her best. . . . One reading is hardly enough to savor the rich philosophical nuances of DiCamillo's story. I think I will go read it again right now."