If you haven’t read The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo, you are in for a real treat. This heartwarming story follows Edward, a porcelain rabbit. In the 1930’s, Grandmother gave Edward to Abilene. Abilene adored Edward and treated him as a member of the family.
While on vacation, two mischievous boys throw Edward overboard while Abilene is traveling on the Queen Mary. Edward ends up in the depths of the ocean. He is fished out and passed from one owner to the next over a number of years (as you can see from the anchor chart below). Each owner teaches Edward to grow in character from a self-absorbed toy to a loving and caring individual.