Wednesday, December 27, 2006

MockNomination for The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

Camillo’s intricate voice, rhythm, and word choice is vibrant and not at all patronizing, nor sappy—despite the heartwrenching-and-warmingness of her tale. She uses image, sound, and smell to fine effect, creating an immediate setting. That and the vivid characterization within a brief and allegorical narrative leave readers speechless and truly believing in the heart of the china rabbit. It is amazingly crafted to reach and appeal a very wide audience, even within the age group governed by our criteria.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Among other things that bother me about this book is its overproduction - I think a slight tale is put forth in a way that cries out: Look at me, I am IMPORTANT! and hopes we will believe it.

Also, the picture on p. 113 - rabbit crucified - disturbed me, as did Chapt 22 - rabbit's near-death experience and his yearning for death over life - ?how come
and how to explain this to a child?
what's up here?

2:48 PM  

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