I am almost finished reading a fantastic children's book called the Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane. A friend of mine recommended the book and I ordered for future reading with my little girls. From the glowing reviews and the video interviews I was expecting it to be a pretty good read. What I wasn't prepared for was the sheer delight I have had reading this to my daughters.
The story is about a pampered little toy rabbit named Edward Tulane (he would not like you to call him a doll) who is made of china and dressed in fine silk clothes. His owner is a little girl named Abilene who loves him very very much. Yet there is a problem with little Edward; he cares nothing for anyone but himself. In fact he finds people to be a bore and is rather uninterested in anything but his own fine look and standing. Yet then he goes on a very unexpected journey.
I do not want to ruin the story with too much of a summary so I will just recommend you read it to your kids. I am not sure of the author's worldview, and perhaps their is a bit of sentimentalism happening, but the message is clear. Redemption through love and grace is the path to redemption of Edward Tulane. I still have to finish the book; we'll do that tomorrow night. If the last third of the book is anything like the first two thirds I will have to give Edward Tulane's Miraculous Journey a high five stars.