07 September 2011
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane ~ Kate DiCamillo
Children’s fiction at its best
Recommended by Colin
This is a really sweet story ... but never ever saccharine. Its sweet simplicity hides a story of great love and great sadness. Both the desperate situations that he finds himself in and the flawed lives of the people who own him, lead “Edward” to find room in his heart for love.
It is more than bittersweet at times as Edward learns to open his heart. (Note : I didn’t cry ... I just had something in my eye)
Not sure what age group I would read it to or suggest it to ... there are confronting topics within.