The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo, 210 pages
Edward Tulane is a china rabbit that is much loved by a little girl. But as so often happens with toys, Edward gets lost and then taken in by someone else. This book is the story of Edward's life, starting in the lap of luxury and wending its way through garbage dumps and shacks and an antique toy store. But it's also the story of Edward's emotional journey, as he learns to open his heart to others. My family listened to this audiobook on the recommendation of my 9-year-old son. I think he picked a good one. Highly recommended.