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The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey Booksellers, Reviewers, And Readers Immediately Embraced The Christmas Miracle Of Jonathan Toomey As A Moving Tale Of The Spirit And Generosity All People Hold In Their Hearts, Especially During The Holidays And Now This Stunning Gift Set Invites Friends And Family To Gather And Enjoy The Magic Of Holiday Storytelling At Its Finest.

Susan Wojciechowski was a children s librarian for many years Every December, she says, I read the same two or three classic Christmas stories aloud to the children I tried to find another one I wanted to read and couldn t So I wrote THE CHRISTMAS MIRACLE OF JONATHAN TOOMEY I ve never written anything that way before It just came through me in a flood of inspiration and was finished in les Susan Wojciechowski was a children s librarian for many years Every December, she says, I read the same two or three classic Christmas stories aloud to the children I tried to find another one I wanted to read and couldn t So I wrote THE CHRISTMAS MIRACLE OF JONATHAN TOOMEY I ve never written anything that way before It just came through me in a flood of inspiration and was finished in less than an hour THE CHRISTMAS MIRACLE OF JONATHAN TOOMEY proved an enormous success, selling out its first printing long before Christmas Day In addition, it won numerous honors, including the Christopher Award for affirming the highest values of the human spirit and Britain s prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal, and was a finalist for a National Book Award Following the success of THE CHRISTMAS MIRACLE OF JONATHAN TOOMEY, Susan Wojciechowski wrote the acclaimed middle grade novel BEANY NOT BEANHEAD This time, inspiration came when she was in bed with a cold Beany just stayed there, and by the time I was well, the stories were written, she says Beany has since hadadventures in BEANY AND THE MAGIC CRYSTAL and BEANY AND THE DREADED WEDDING, both of which were honored with a Parents Choice Gold Award, andrecently, BEANY GOES TO CAMP and BEANY AND THE MEANY Along with the time she spends writing, Susan Wojciechowski makes many visits to schools, where she shows slides and talks about her books and her own life Among the information she shares with children is the fact that, like many of them, she had no interest in writing when she was growing up In regard to writing for children, I like to create realistic kid role models, she says, like Beany, who is not perfect, but tries hard A native of Rochester, New York, Susan Wojciechowski now lives in Pennsylvania with her husband

[Epub] ↠ The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey  Author Susan Wojciechowski – Pandorajewelry70off.us
  • Hardcover
  • 40 pages
  • The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey
  • Susan Wojciechowski
  • English
  • 22 November 2017
  • 0849976820

10 thoughts on “The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey

  1. says:

    This book came out the year I was 13, and I remember reading through it while browsing in the Christian bookstore I wanted my parents to buy it for me, but of course they weren t too interested in buying a 10 picture book for a 13 year old who could read three adult books in a single aftern...

  2. says:

    I found this book at a school book sale years and years ago I read it while standing there and knew I had to buy it when I found years in my eyes at the end So lovely This is the story of Jonathan Toomey a man the village children call Mr Gloomy Jonathan is a wonderful wood carver, but a very sad man for good reason He has lost his wife and child to illness.One day, a widow and her son come to Jonathan with a special request While moving into the village, they had lost a precious Chr I found this book at a school book sale years and years ago I read it while standing there and knew I had to buy it when I found years in my eyes at the end So lovely This is the story of Jonathan Toomey a man the village children call Mr Gloomy Jonathan is a wonderful wood carver, but a very sad man for good reason He has lost his wife and child to illness.One day, a widow and her son come to Jonathan with a special request While moving into the village, they had lost a precious Christmas heirloom A nativity set carved for the woman by her grandfather when she was a young girl Could Jonathan carve her another in time for Christmas As the days go by, the widow and her son visit Jonathan to bring him the gifts of food, tea an...

  3. says:

    Reread this after watching the film of the same name Fortunately Bill Clark s film version sticks to same basic story, only filling out the lives of the widow McDowell and Thomas and presenting the storyfrom their perspective than from Mr Toomey s This doesn t detract from the essence of the tale The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey is a heart warming, holiday vignette about being helped through helping I can still recall with fondness the first time I read it to my children In a Reread this after watching the film of the same name Fortunately Bill Clark s film version sticks to same basic story, o...

  4. says:

    Not nearly as saccharine as I feared I m definitely glad I read it The people feel authentic, and the story plausible Well told Recommended.

  5. says:

    The story is sweet and simple, but the beautifully detailed illustrations lift this book to 4 stars for me.

  6. says:

    This book has incredible artwork as well as a beautiful story about the redeeming power of love and the magic of Christmas It s a wonderful children s story thatadults should check out 3

  7. says:

    This is a touching, sweet story about loss, love and healing and is, to my mind, quite an excellent one for the holidays Some might find it a bit too sentimental but I felt that the fine storytelling and warm but realistic illustrations save it from being the least bit cutesy or unbelievable Woodcarver Jonathan Gloomy Toomey lost his wife and baby son to illness some years ago and can find no joy in life until one day a window and her young son come to ask Mr Toomey if he could please carv This is a touching, sweet story about loss, love and healing and is, to my mind, quite an excellent one for the holidays Some might find it a bit too sentimental but I felt that the fine storytelling and warm but realistic illustrations save it from being the least bit cutesy or unbelievable Woodcarver Jonathan Gloomy Toomey lost his wife and baby son to illness some years ago and can find no joy in life until one day a window and her young son come to ask Mr Toomey if he could please carve them a nativity scene in time for Christmas since their treasured family heirloom was lost in the move Gloomily, he agrees and the boy is so interested in woodcarving that he and his mother often come to watch Mr Toomey work It doesn t take much to figure out where this is headed, but I still think the story is well told and I love the way the boy describes how his manger figures looked being so happy and proud to be present at the birt...

  8. says:

    An absolute beautiful book How have I never found this Christmas Story before Wonderful story and illustrations.

  9. says:

    I very much enjoy picture books Although they are geared to children, I find the stories wonderful to read to myself quietly or out loud The words often seem to sing and I find the ones that sometimes rhyme to be fun and joyful An important and powerful message is usually conveyed in a story of few words What I particularly like about picture books however are the illustrations It is pleasurable to view so many quality paintings in one sitting, all combined into one tiny, terrific package I very much enjoy picture books Although they are geared to children, I find the stories wonderful to read to myself quietly or out loud The words often seem to sing and I find the ones that sometimes rhyme to be fun and joyful An important and powerful message is usually conveyed in a story of few words What I particularly like about picture books however are the illustrations It is pleasurable to view so many quality paintings in one sitting, all combined into one tiny, terrific package It s like visiting an art gallery from the comfort of your reading chair and you can enjoy the aesthetics just a few inches from your face.I admire the artwork of illustrator P.J Lynch I read another of his illustrated books recently and primarily chose The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey for that reason Lynch only illustrates about one book per year so I knew I was in for a treat What...

  10. says:

    A nice Christmas tale of how a grieving widower meets a widow and her son through him carving a nativity scene Realistic and detailed illustrations Slightly repetitive and predictable though.My daughter commented that the high point of the story for her wa...

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