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Is love possible for Edward Tulane after loss?

Is love possible for Edward Tulane after loss?

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane is a lyrical tale by Kate DiCamillo exploring the question, Is love possible again after loss? It is a great book to use in your classroom or homeschool for a whole class novel study, small book groups, or individual book studies.

 

In a beautifully illustrated tale, author Kate DiCamillo, takes the reader on a wondrous journey driven by the enduring power of love and the deep grief of loss.

From the Book Jacket:

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 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 bedside of an ailing child to the bustling streets of Memphis. Along the way, we are shown a miracle — that even a heart of the most breakable kind can learn to love, to lose, and to love again.

I offer a complete novel study to accompany The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane for use in the classroom or homeschool. The unit includes both a printable format and a Google Drive™ format for use in a paperless classroom or with Google Classroom.

rabbit with a suitcase sitting on a bench looking at the stars

“If you have no intention of loving or being loved, then the whole journey is pointless.”

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane contains several themes involving loss and recovery, kindness and compassion, and the journey to self-discovery. A tear or two may be brought to your eyes, but it is a guarantee that this book will touch your heart and the hearts of your students. This novel has an important lesson for all of us.



Are you interested in reading about and sharing ideas with other educators on using children’s literature in your classroom? My goal is to bring together teachers and homeschoolers who teach grades 3-8 and use novels with their students. I’d love for you to join me to learn, share, and grow together!

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A Tale of Courage and Bravery with Despereaux

A Tale of Courage and Bravery with Despereaux

The Tale of Despereaux is the story of a mouse, a princess, some soup, and a spool of thread! It’s a tale of courage and bravery and overcoming the odds. Told in parts (Books) and a Coda showcasing different points of view, it is a great book to use in your classroom or homeschool for a whole class novel study, small book groups, or individual book studies.

 

 

 

The Tale of Despereaux was first published in 2003 by the award-winning, Kate DiCamillo. Among the many awards bestowed upon the novel, it won the acclaimed Newbery Medal in 2004, has been named one of the “Teachers’ Top 100 Books for Children” by the NEA, and was ranked #51 of the all-time best children’s novels by the School Library Journal.

Summary of The Tale of Despereaux:

*From the book jacket

Welcome to the story of Despereaux Tilling, a mouse who is in love with music, stories, and a princess named Pea. It is also the story of a rat called Roscuro, who lives in the darkness and covets a world filled with light. And it is the story of Miggery Sow, a slow-witted serving girl who harbors a simple, impossible wish. These three characters are about to embark on a journey that will lead them down into a horrible dungeon, up into a glittering castle, and, ultimately, into each other’s lives. And what happens then? As Kate DiCamillo would say: Reader, it is your destiny to find out.

 

 

I offer a complete novel study to accompany The Tale of Despereaux for use in the classroom or homeschool. The unit includes both a printable format and a Google Drive™ format for use in a paperless classroom or with Google Classroom.

 

Despereaux Tilling is a hero for all time. Despite all the odds stacked against him he courageously faces his quest in this uplifting story of perseverance and bravery to find his true destiny.



Are you interested in reading about and sharing ideas with other educators on using children’s literature in your classroom? My goal is to bring together teachers and homeschoolers who teach grades 3-8 and use novels with their students. I’d love for you to join me to learn, share, and grow together!

Click here or the image below to join my Facebook group, Book Talk with The Teaching Bank!

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*The Teaching Bank participates in the Amazon Associate Program and earns a fee from qualifying purchases made on the Amazon.com site.

Don’t Judge a Book by its Cover with Because of Winn-Dixie

Don’t Judge a Book by its Cover with Because of Winn-Dixie

Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo, is a sweet story about friendship and looking deeper than just the cover to see the true soul of a person. The story is a beautiful tale exploring the themes of loneliness, loss, grief, forgiveness, and acceptance. This is a wonderful book to use for a novel study, literature circles, book clubs, or individual study in the classroom or home school.

Because of Winn-Dixie was first published in 2000. The novel has been honored with numerous awards over the years including the 2001 Newbery Medal, the 2000 Josette Frank Award, and the 2003 Mark Twain Award.  In 2007, the National Education Association names Because of Winn-Dixie as one of its “Teachers’ Top 100 Books for Children”, and has been named in the top 20 of all-time children’s books by the School Library Journal.

Summary of Because of Winn-Dixie:

*From the book jacket

Making friends in a new town is never easy, but when Opal adopts a stray dog she names after the grocery store where she found him, she learns that friendship-and forgiveness-can sneak up on you like a sudden storm.

This is a great novel to accompany a study of:

  • The Civil War.
  • The problem of pet overpopulation.
  • Animal behavior.

I offer a complete novel study to accompany Because of Winn-Dixie for use in the classroom or homeschool. The unit includes both a printable format and a Google Drive™ format for use in a paperless classroom or with Google Classroom.

Because of Winn-Dixie is a warmhearted tale that combines humor, poignancy, sadness, friendship, and most of all, acceptance beyond what is skin-deep.



Are you interested in reading about and sharing ideas with other educators on using children’s literature in your classroom? My goal is to bring together teachers and homeschoolers who teach grades 3-8 and use novels with their students. I’d love for you to join me to learn, share, and grow together!

Click here or the image below to join my Facebook group, Book Talk with The Teaching Bank!

Click to join Book Talk with The Teaching Bank


*The Teaching Bank participates in the Amazon Associate Program and earns a fee from qualifying purchases made on the Amazon.com site.