Edward Tulane is a china rabbit made out of porcelain who's owner is Abilene . Edward Tulane lives happily with his owners. One day he goes on a boat trip with his owners and two kids throw him overboard the ship into the ocean. Abilene never finds him in several weeks. Then after days, someone finds him but doesn't keep him forever. He gets passed on a lot through many people and the years later, he ends up in a shop for china dolls. His same owner that lost him years ago steps through the door with her daughter to buy a doll. Then Abilene notices and she goes and hugs him and she ends up buying him again for her daughter.