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 hobos camp, from the bedside of an ailing child to the bustling streets of Memphis. And along the way, we are shown a true miracle: even a heart of the most breakable kind can learn to love, to lose, and to love again....Continua
It's a beautiful book. Suitable for both children and adults.
A touching story, but too heavy as a children story.
Too deep and sad that would make an adult's eyes fill with tears till the last page.
It took me 3 hours to finish this book. I love it!!! The story is simple. It talks about a rabbit, made of china. His journey with all different people who own him as a doll. From his journey, he learns about love, and most importantly he learns not to lose the hope to love and be loved. I like the ending very much.
This is a Child's book. This should not be ONLY a child's book. It does give every reader, no matter a kid or an adult, the courage to start their own miraculous journey again....Continua
This is very deep, yet fantastical journey of a narcissistic toy rabbit, who finds out what really matters in a doll's life. I loved this book. When I received it, I was hesitant thinking that a story about a toy rabbit would be less than satisfactory. I couldn't have been more incorrect. I loved this story so much. It really struck a chord deep inside. There wasn't a single thing I hated except the parts that had to be sad. It is such a heartfelt journey that the reader goes on with Edward. I felt so connected the entire time. I remember when I was young, I loved dolls and treated them like his first owner treated him. The second thing I connected with in this book was how upset the young boy was when Edward became broken. I remember loving my dolls so much, that when they broke, I would have done anything to have them back to the way they were. The final thing I connected to was a quote that one doll said that basically said that a dolls job is to love unconditionally if you don't plan on doing that, then the whole journey is pointless. That is such a deep thing to have in a children's book. It's simple enough for all to understand deeply.
This book was actually recommended to me by one of my students. He is a student who is not a reader, and is more into sports books. I was really surprised at how much he loved this book. I would use this in my classroom by having them read about change in a characters personality and character. We would discuss how it affects the way the reader perceives the rest of the book's world.