The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
OBOB 2015 Content Questions for The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
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On what street did Abilene Tulane live?
What was Edward made of?
How were Edward's arms and legs joined?
What were Edward's ears and tail made of?
real rabbit fur
What was the only body part Edward wasn't sure of?
How tall was Edward?
How old was Abilene?
What did Abilene do for Edward each morning?
She wound his gold pocket watch.
What did Edward do all day while Abilene was at school?
Sit on a chair in the dining room, looking out the window at the path leading to the front door of the house.
What was Edward's favorite season?
Winter because it got dark and he could see his own reflection in the window.
What was Abilene's grandmother's name?
Why didn't Edward like Abilene's parents?
He felt like they condescended to him.
Where did Edward come from?
Pelligrina had him commissioned from France for Abilene's 7th birthday.
What did Abilene ask Pelligrina for every night
Why couldn't Edward sleep?
His eyes were painted awake.
What did Edward look at all night long?
What kind of dog did Abilene's neighbors have?
A male brindled boxer
What did Abilene's neighbors dog, Rosie, do?
She came into Abilene's house, peed on the tablecloth, and shook Edward in her mouth.
What was the name of Abilene's neighbors dog?
What upset Edward most about being chewed by the dog?
Abilene's mother called him an 'it'.
What did the maid call Edward that he didn't like?
What did the maid do to Edward?
Vacuumed him and sucked up his gold pocket watch.
Where did the maid put Edward after she vacuumed him?
On the shelf with the rest of the doll.s
What happened to the maid that vacuumed Edward?
She was fired. (Dismissed)
Who found Edward's pocket watch?
Abilene's father. He found it in the vacuum.
What were the two great drama's in Edward's life before Abilene turned eleven?
The Rosie Affair and the Vacuum-Cleaner Incident
What ship were Abilene and her family going to sail on?
The Queen Mary
How did Pelligrina look at Edward?
Like a hawk looking at a mouse
What story did Pelligrina tell Abilene and Edward?
A story of a beautiful princess — as bright as the stars on a moonless night.
Why didn't it matter that the princess in the story was beautiful?
Because she loved no one, and cared nothing for love, even though there were many who loved her.
What did the princess in the story do when the prince gave her a ring and asked her to marry him?
She swallowed the ring and then ran away into the forest.
Who did the princess in the story meet in the forest?
A witch counting pieces of gold.
What did the witch in the story ask the princess?
Tell me the name of the one you love.
When the princess in the story said she loved no one, what did the witch do?
She said a magic word (Farthfigery) and turned the princess into a warthog.
What did the kings men do to the warthog who was really the princess?
They shot it and took it home to cook it.
What did the find in the warthog's belly?
The ring of pure gold. The cook ended up wearing it.
What did Pelligrina whisper to Edward?
You disappoint me.
When did Abilene and her family get on the Queen Mary?
On a Saturday in May.
Who were the boys on the ship that grabbed Edward and ripped his clothes off?
Brothers, Martin and Amos
What were Edward's pajamas made of?
What happened to Edward when he was on the Queen Mary?
He got thrown overboard by Amos, the boy.
What was Abilene holding, the last time Edward saw her standing on the ship?
His gold pocket watch
What was Edward's first genuine and true emotion?
Fear, when he landed on the ocean floor with his ear in the muck.
Who did Edward think was responsible for him being thrown overboard?
How many days did Edward spend at the bottom of the ocean?
Two hundred ninety seven
How did Edward get thrown back out of the sea?
A storm came. Then he got caught in a fisherman's net.
What did the old fisherman do with Edward?
He took him home to Nellie, his wife, to fix him up and give him to a child.
How did the old fisherman carry Edward?
On his left shoulder.
What was the old fisherman's name?
What star did Lawrence, the fisherman, show Edward?
The north star
What did Nellie name Edward?
What did Nellie do during the day?
Baked in the kitchen
Who were Lawrence and Nellie's children?
Lolly (a secretary), Ralph (in the army) and Raymond (died of pneumonia when he was 5)
Why did Edward like sitting in the old wooden highchair?
He could see over the table instead of staring at the tablecloth.
What did Lawrence tell Edward about at night?
The constellations (Andromeda, Pegasus and others)
Why did Lolly want to get rid of Susanna (Edward)?
People in town were talking, saying that her parents were treating him like a rabbit child.
What did Lolly do with Edward?
Put him in the garbage.
What words did Edward's heart say as Lolly was taking him away in the garbage?
Who ran the dump where Edward got buried
Ernest, king of the world (garbage).
How long did Edward stay buried in garbage?
One hundred eighty days
What did Edward finally understand about the story Pelligrina told?
The witch turned the princess into a warthog because she loved nobody.
Why did Edward disappoint Pelegrina?
Because he had not loved Abilene enough.
How did Edward get rescued from the garbage in the dump?
A dog, Lucy, dug him up and brough him to a hobo named Bull.
What did Bull name Edward?
What did Bull, Lucy, and Edward have in common?
They were all lost.
What did Edward say in his mind at night while Bull and Lucy slept?
The names of the constellations, and the names of the people who loved him. (Abilene, Nellie & Lawrence, Bull and Lucy)
What did Bull do at campfires?
Told stories and sang songs
What did Bull put on Edward for clothes?
He cut his knit stocking hat to make a neck hole and arm holes. for a shirt. For pants, he cut up red handkerchiefs and sewed them together.
What did another hobo, Jack, do with Edward?
He asked Bull if he could borrow him. He put him on his knee and whispered "Helen, Jack Junio, and Taffy in North Carolina'. He wanted Edward to remember their names.
What did lots of tramps (hoboes) do with Edward?
Whispered to him the names of their children—those they had left behind.
What did the hoboes whispering the names of those they left behind do to Edward?
It opened hgis heart wider.
How long was Edward with Bull and Lucy?
What did the railway man do with Edward when he discovered them riding in the empty railcar?
He threw him out into the darkness.
What did Edward's heart say after the man threw him off the train?
When the old lady found Edward on the dirt road, what did she sing?
Nobody knows the troubles I've seen.
What did the old lady that found Edward on the dirt road do with him?
She hung him from a pole in her vegetable garden as a scarecrow.
What did the old lady who found Edward on the dirt road name him?
Who did Edward think the crow was?
What did Edward tell the stars?
I have been loved.
What were Bryce's eyes like?
brown with flecks of gold
What did Bryce play?
What did Bryce do with Edward?
He took him off the pole and brought him home to his sick sister, Sarah Ruth.
What happened to the china baby doll that Sarah Ruth had?
Her father got drunk and broke it by stepping on its head.
How old was Sarah Ruth?
Why couldn't Sarah Ruth say more than one or two words at a time?
She started coughing
What did Sarah Ruth do with Edward?
She cradled him like a baby
What did Sarah Ruth name Edward?
What did Sarah Ruth play with?
A box full of buttons.
What did Sarah Ruth do with Edward's ears?
Sucked on them
What did Edward want to do for Sarah Ruth?
Take care of her and protect her.
What did Bryce do with the twine he brought home?
He made Edward into a puppet so he could make him dance.
What happened to Sarah Ruth after six months?
She started to cough up blood.
When did Sarah Ruth die?
Where did Bryce take Jangles (Edward) after Sarah Ruth died?
to Memphis Tennessee
How did Bryce make money in Memphis?
Being a street performer, making Edward dance while he played his harmonica
What did Bryce put in front of him and Edward for people to throw money into?
Sarah Ruth's button box
What was the name of the diner where Bryce took Edward to get food?
What was the name of the waitress that served Bryce at Neal's diner?
Who was Neal?
The owner and the cook at Neal's Diner
What did Neal look like?
He had red hair and red face
What did Neal do with Edward?
He swung him by the feet and hit his head on the edge of the counter and cracked him.
Where did Edward see Sarah Ruth again?
In the sky as a constellation of stars
What did Edward dream he had?
What was broken on Edward?
His heart (figuratively) and his head (literally)
What was the doll mender's name?
How many pieces did Edward's head break into?
What two options did Lucius Clarke give Bryce?
1) Seek help to fix Edward elsewhere or 2) Let him fix it, but then he would be his.
What two types of time did Lucius Clarke say there was?
Real time and doll time
Who was Edward's first shelf-mate in the store?
A doll dressed in a green satin dress
Who was Edward's second shelf mate in the store?
A baby doll that was over 100 years old
What did the 100 baby doll teach Edward?
You must be filled with hope, wonder who will love you, and who you will love next.
What did the baby doll say when Edward said he was done wit love?
You disappoint me.
What was the name of the little girl who bought the old baby doll from the shop?
What did the old baby doll say to Edward as she was taken out of the shop?
Open your heart. Someone will come for your but first you have to open your heart.
How long was Edward in the shop?
What happened to Edward in the spring time when there were dogwood blossoms on the floor of Lucius Clarke's shop?
A girl named Maggie, about 5 years old, came and took Edward off the shelf.
What color umbrella did Maggie's mother have?
Who was Maggie's mother?
What did Abilene have around her neck when she was grown up and came into the doll shop with her daughter, Maggie?
Edward's pocket watch
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