The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane is the beautifully written and illustrated children’s book by Kate DiCamillo. Actually just forget the child part, it is a heart-wrenching must-read about one hell of a bunny. This is an all-time favorite on Katherine Dynes’s list and now mine too.
“Once, in a house on Egypt Street, there lived a china rabbit named Edward Tulane. The rabbit was very pleased with himself, and for good reason: he was owned by a girl named Abilene, who treated him with the utmost care and adored him completely. 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.”