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The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

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.
There is a great audiobook available through iTunes and on audible.com