The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

by Kate DiCamillo

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

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Book Information

Publication Date: September 8, 2009


Reading Level: Lexile Measure 700L, Scholastic Guided Reading Level U


Interest Level: Grades 3-5


Major Awards: Boston Globe Horn Book Award for Fiction


Number of Pages: 224 pages


Approximate Word Count: 69,540 words


Audible Book Length: 1 hr and 55 mins


Book Themes: Connections Between Love and Loss


Genre: historical fiction novel for young adults


Setting: Edward travels from Egypt Street (Abilene's room and home), the Atlantic Ocean, - Egypt street, the house of the fisherman Lawrence and his wife Nellie, the garbage dump near Lawrence and Nellie's house, the country side, the home of Sarah (the very ill girland her brother Bryce), Neal's diner, the workshop of the doll repairman, the doll shelf where Abilene finds Edward many years later


Important Quote: Open your heart. Someone will come. Someone will come for you. But first you must open your heart.


First Line: Once, in a house on Egypt Street, there lived a china rabbit who was made almost entirely of china. He had china arms and china legs, china paws and a china head, a china torso and a china nose. His arms and legs were jointed and joined by wire so that his china elbows and china knees bent, giving him much freedom of movement.


Point of View: third person omniscient point of view from the perspective of Edward

 

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Vocabulary List

acquaintance
alternative
array
assessment
awash
blithely
blithely
cavalier
china
commission
condescend
constellation
continual
courage
courtesy
derogatory
descend
despair
discerning
dreadful
duration
dusk
efficiency
elegant
emotion
ennui
excruciating

exhilarate
exhilarated
fate
ferocious
ferocity
garb
genuine
harmonica
hollow
humble
immobile
implicate
inexplicable
insistent
intense
intrusive
intrusive
jaunty
lunge
mender
mock
modest
oblige
oblivion
ordeal
outrageous
preferable

prevail
provoke
rancid
reap
reinforce
resonate
ridicule
ritual
salvation
shuffle
subsequent
surmise
technically
tentative
threshold
torso
tremendous
tremulous
umbrage
unison
unsavory
vain
vigorously
warthog
weariness

Discussion Questions

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