The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

By Kate DiCamillo; Judith Ivey (Read by)

Listening Library (Audio), Compact Disc, 9780307245939, 2pp.

Publication Date: February 14, 2006


"Someone will come for you, but first you must open your heart. . . ."

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 hoboes' camp, from the bedside of an ailing child to the bustling streets of Memphis. And along the way, we are shown a true miracle -- that even a heart of the most breakable kind can learn to love, to lose, and to love again.

About the Author
Kate DiCamillo is the author of award-winning and best-selling books for young readers, including The Tale of Despereaux, which received a Newbery Medal; Because of Winn-Dixie, which was a Newbery Medal Honor book; The Tiger Rising, which was a National Book Award finalist; and The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, which was a Boston Globe-Horn Book Award winner. Kate DiCamillo lives in Minneapolis.

Judith Ivey was born in 1951 in El Paso, Texas. She was not quite yet a Tony Award-winner, but already a prolific Broadway and stage actress when she made her film debut appearance as Steve Martin's love interest in Arthur Hiller's "The Lonely Guy". She then went on to star as Jennifer Jason Leigh's older sister in the southern gothic thriller "Sister, Sister". She came to star (despite her impressive resume) as what would be her better remembered role, Texan B. J. Poteet in the last season of "Designing Women". Other notable characters she has played in film include Keanu Reeves' mother in "Devil's Advocate", one of three intrepid psychics investigating a haunted house in Stephen King's three-part miniseries "Rose Red", and the recurring role of Debra Messing's mother-in-law Eleanor Markus on "Will & Grace".