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Edward Tulane
What does Edward Look like?
  • Made almost entirely out of china
  • His arms and legs were jointed and joined by wire so they could be bent
  • His ears were made of real rabbit fur
  • Beneath the fur, there were strong bendable wires, which allowed the ears to be arranged into poses that reflected the rabbit's mood--jaunty, tired, full of ennui
  • His tail was made of real rabbit fur and was fluffy and soft and well shaped
  • He was tall, measured almost three feet from the tip of his ears to the tip of his feet
  • His eyes were painted a penetrating and intelligent blue (he was always awake)
  • Long elegant whiskers
  • Wore handmade silk suits, custom leather shoes, and hats that fit over his ears.
  • He had a gold pocket watch.
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How did Edward get his name?
Edward Tulane
Edward's Personality
  • Not interested in what people had to say
  • He didn't care for Abilene's parents and their "condescending" manner towards him.
  • When Abilene said she loved him, he felt annoyance (about how the maid treated him) and agitation (that Abilene hugged him so tightly, his clothes wrinkled)
  • Felt first emotion: Fear (when he landed face down on the ocean floor)
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Abilene Tulane
  • Ten-years old and is in charge of Edward.
  • She considered Edward Real
  • Loves Edward
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Abilene's Mother




Abilene's Father




Pelligrina
  • Abilene's grandmother who had Edward with all his suits and gold watch made and gave him to Abilene for her 7th birthday.
  • Came every night to tuck Abilene and Edward into bed.
  • She was very old
  • She had a large sharp nose and bright, black eyes
  • She was the only one besides Abilene who spoke to Edward as though he were real.
  • She tells stories
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Princess
  • She loved no one and cared nothing or love, though many loved her
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Edward seemed to love no one though he was loved by Abilene

Witch
  • tells princess, "you disappoint me" and changed the princess into a warthog
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Pelligrina whispers to Edward, "You disappoint me".