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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (24,826 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kate DiCamillo Narrator: Judith Ivey Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2006 ISBN: 9780307245960
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"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. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “This is so good that I’m considering having it implanted as a false memory from my childhood.”

    Sunday Telegraph

  • “The story soars because of DiCamillo’s lyrical use of language and her understanding of universal yearnings.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “Tony Award-winner Judith Ivey infuses each character that Edward encounters with a unique accent and aura, and accurately portrays their emotions. A beautifully crafted telling.”

    School Library Journal (audio review)

  • Winner of the 2006 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emma | 2/20/2014

    " I absolutely loved this book. LOVED IT. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ms. Sloggett | 2/5/2014

    " Well written adventures of a china rabbit. Would be a great companion to The Velveteen Rabbit. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maria Carrillo | 1/31/2014

    " Beautiful book about love. It's not the love that you get that defines you but the love you give to others. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carlie | 1/27/2014

    " Loved the theme of this story. Definitely want to read this with my girls when they are a little older. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 S. | 1/26/2014

    " Sweet.. with a twinge of strange. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathleen | 1/20/2014

    " Oh the Porcelain rabbit, name Edward...such a little doll but such a big journey. Not only does Edward Tulane sustain physical damage caused by his owners loosing him or breaking him, he also is scarred emotionally. He almost looses all hope until a very wise, old doll lend him some advice: "Open your heart and someone will come for you." In the end, Edward has grown up more than he could ever imagine. This book is a great book for middle school readers that struggle because it's easy to follow and fun. It sure makes me want to go find my old 'Ralphie' dog that I've had since I was three and snuggle it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 alayne | 1/15/2014

    " A quick story about opening up your heart to love. A little quirky, but I really enjoyed it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brandi | 1/6/2014

    " My daughter brought this book home from school to read for a book report and I couldn't resist reading it. It's an immersing story with beautiful illustrations. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cassiday | 12/19/2013

    " Why is this book not higher on the list? It is an older one but a story about a china rabbit that is captivating should be in the 100's or lower "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emilydodge | 12/12/2013

    " quick read, interesting story about learning how to love. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cat Fithian | 11/18/2013

    " A very sweet tale. Almost a Velveteen Rabbit, if you will. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Scott | 10/16/2013

    " My daughter had me read this book because she loved it so much. I really enjoyed it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Saundra | 10/7/2013

    " This is one of my favorite books of all time. I love this beautiful story and I read it often. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeffery Call | 9/27/2013

    " I read this book every year to my students. One of my favorites! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica Soler | 6/17/2013

    " A great read for any age, read to your kids or read yourself as an adult. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Moira Reid | 3/20/2013

    " Loved this book. Wonderful. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tammy Freeman | 11/18/2012

    " One of my all time favorites (even if it is for children) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrew | 10/31/2012

    " Kate di Camillo is perhaps the most talented author for children currently writing. While this isn't her best book, it is an emotional tour de force, and it deserves a place in every child's library. It deals with powerful emotional issues in personal, easy-to-understand ways. Amazing! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brenda | 8/25/2012

    " It was another of Kate DiCamillo's wonderful tales that includes all the character qualities that children need to be exposed to daily. It would be a great book for a parent and child to read together. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Agnes | 4/15/2012

    " I like this book because of how Edward lost his love than found it again many times. I also find it very touching at the end how Edward finds Abilene again!!!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Adrielle | 2/29/2012

    " A short, touching story of a china rabbit who learns to love. Read with tissues. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hilary | 2/28/2012

    " Read aloud to Nyah. The chapters were the perfect length to keep her interest and want her hearing more. Sweet and interesting story. Loved the illustrations. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer Martin | 12/22/2011

    " It is a GREAT book very adventurous and a little sad. One of my favorites "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brandy Jo | 6/10/2011

    " Cute story. My kids will love it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Betsy | 5/23/2011

    " Velveteen Rabbit, move over! Meet Edward Tulane: a very arrogant yet beautiful china rabbit who needs to learn how to love (and, in the process, be loved). Such a well told, poignant tale with a perfect ending. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amanda | 5/20/2011

    " I loved this book! It made me laugh, cry, and it made me think. I would definatly recommend this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Raven | 5/20/2011

    " Tadinya kukira ini buku dongeng seperti Tales of Desperaux, tapi ternyata si boneka kelinci tidak jalan-jalan seperti si tikus; dia hanya bisa menerima apa yang terjadi padanya sambil mengamati sekitar dan mengingat orang-orang yang menyayanginya. Endingnya bagus sekali :D "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emily | 5/17/2011

    " I loved everything about this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Terri | 5/17/2011

    " a re-read for my book discussion group...enjoyed it again a second time...forgot the details of the ending until it came so that was a delightful surprise "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sara | 5/16/2011

    " I read this book aloud to my 2nd graders. We rated it together in class. They were intrigued with what was going to happen to Edward next and we all really liked the ending. But, got a little bored with parts of it in the middle. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tracy | 5/15/2011

    " This fairly short story follows the journey of a china rabbit from his point of view. Extremely different from what I typically read and original to say the least. I suppose it was charming in a sort of odd way. I'm sure the girls will all love it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Debbie | 5/14/2011

    " I love this book! It's both sweet and thought provoking - authors sometimes have a hard time accomplishing both. The characters are also very memorable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gena | 5/14/2011

    " I love all of her books--my favorites are the more realistic ones though--Because of Winn Dixie and The Tiger Rising... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Avery | 5/7/2011

    " I LOVED IT! She is one of my favorite authors!!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suzanne | 5/6/2011

    " Read this to my third graders. We loved the story of Edwards journey and how it cycled back around. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rindya | 5/4/2011

    " I have been loved, Edward told the stars.

    This story is about Edward Tulane, a china rabbit doll, who felt no love for his owner, Abilene Tulane. This is his journey to find the meaning of love.
    "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christie | 5/3/2011

    " And absolute must read for readers of all ages. Loved it and I can't wait to read it to my girls. "

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About the Author
Author Kate DiCamillo

Kate DiCamillo is an American author of children’s fiction and twice winner of the Newbery Medal. Several of her books made the New York Times bestsellers list. Her debut novel, the award-winning Because of Winn-Dixie, was made into a major motion picture, and her book The Tiger Rising was a finalist for the National Book Award. She is the US National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature for 2014 to 2015, appointed by the Library of Congress.

About the Narrator

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. Her audiobook narrations have won her five AudioFile Earphones Awards.