|I love how Edward looks-Groovy Girl does not like to look at these|
beautiful illustrations while we read. It is all in the imagination for her.
The quote that stuck to us:
"I am done with being loved," Edward told her. "I'm done with loving. It's too painful."Okay, I know this quote shares the true meaning of this tale which makes it a spoiler but one I had to pass on anyway. I specifically marvel at the line "where is your courage?" If you've read it, you know it and if not, hopefully it will spur you to read it.
"Pish," said the old doll. "Where is your courage?"
"Somewhere else, I guess," said Edward.
"You disappoint me," she said. "You disappoint me greatly. If you have no intention of loving or being loved, then the whole journey is pointless. You might as well leap from this shelf right now and let yourself shatter into a million pieces. Get it over with. Get it all over with now."
"I would leap if I was able," said Edward.
"Shall I push you?" said the old doll.
"No thank you," Edward said to her. (189)
Buy it for a young friend for the holidays!
Edward Tulane's website.
Judy Freeman's Reader's Theatre of ET.