Tuesday, January 5, 2010

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

My sister bought this book for Liz for Christmas. She said great things about it and my mom said great things about it. (This is a great perk of having a Children's Librarian for a sister. You get to hear about LOTS of great books.) As you can see it isn't a particularly flashy cover. and doesn't jump out to my eight year old like the bold and sparkly Rainbow Fairy or Tiara Club books do. I could sense a little hesitancy, so I decided to read first so i could encourage by mentioning a bit more about the book than the cover might tell.

After what Michelle and mom said, I am not surprised that I enjoyed the book. I am not even surprised that I LOVED the book. It was sweet and touching with a wonderful story about loving and being loved.

The story wasn't really what I expected, but to tell you the truth I didn't really know what to expect. If I was as good of a writer as Michelle I would have some cute and witty way to explain why I loved it so much, but all I can say is that it was so enjoyable to read. I didn't want to put it down. Liz has started it now and is really enjoying it. I am grateful for good books out there and grateful for a sister who lets us know what they are.


Thilltribe said...

one of our family favorites! We loved Tale of desperaux so much that we tried another book. The kids were sad about the things that happened to poor edward tulane but they loved his adventures.

Michelle said...

So glad you liked it. Her newest book is "The Magician's Elephant." I finished it today and loved it! Give it a try.