Item description for The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey with CD: Gift Edition (Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey) by Susan Wojciechowski & P. J. Lynch...
Overview The widow McDowell and her seven-year-old son Thomas ask the gruff Jonathan Toomey, the best wood-carver in the valley, to carve the figures for a Christmas creche.
Publishers Description The classic Christmas tale in an elegant new vertical trim size, with completely new notes from the author and the illustrator and a CD narrated by James Earl Jones. Jonathan Toomey is the best woodcarver in the valley, but he is always alone and never smiles. No one knows about the mementos of his lost wife and child that he keeps in an unopened drawer. But one early winter's day, a widow and her young son approach him with a gentle request that leads to a joyful miracle. The moving, lyrical tale, gloriously illustrated by P.J. Lynch, has been widely hailed as a true Christmas classic.
Citations And Professional Reviews The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey with CD: Gift Edition (Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey) by Susan Wojciechowski & P. J. Lynch has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
PW Notes and Reprints - 10/22/2007 page 57
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 7.75" Height: 9" Weight: 0.8 lbs.
Release Date Sep 11, 2007
Grade Level Multiple Grades
ISBN 0763636290 ISBN13 9780763636296
Availability 0 units.
More About Susan Wojciechowski & P. J. Lynch
Susan Wojciechowski, a former children s librarian, is the author of numerous books for children, including a series of books about Beany, a lovable worrywart. She lives in York, Pennsylvania. P.J. Lynch, one of today s most revered illustrators, has won many awards, including the Kate Greenaway Medal twice for The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey and When Jessie Came Across the Sea. He is also the illustrator of A Christmas Carol and The Boy Who Fell Off the Mayflower, or John Howland's Good Fortune. He lives in Dublin."
Susan Wojciechowski currently resides in York, in the state of Pennsylvania.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey with CD: Gift Edition (Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey)?
great book! Jan 1, 2008
Great book...good quality...arrived in record time. I will highly recommend ordering this book for a Christmas present for any age.
Excellent Christmas Story for the Whole Family Dec 21, 2007
This story will rank among my all time favorite Christmas stories! It is heartwarming and humorous, and conveys the true spirit of Christmas!
Jonathan Toomey Dec 2, 2007
This book is a GREAT human interest story that uses a man's skill-carving, with a family need for a nativity. In the process of carving the characters and the friendliness of a woman and her son, Jonathan changes from a bitter, lonely man to a believer.
Not just for children!! Nov 16, 2007
Each year I buy myself a new Christmas book, looking for something unique..Just ran up on this book at a company book sale and stood in awe as I read the story. I knew this was "the one" for this year. Not only is the story heartwarming but the illustrations are perfect. My children are grown as well as my granddaughters and I plan to buy copies for all of them.
The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey Nov 3, 2007
A friend and I are often comparing notes on wonderful new and old books and stories for children (and adults), especially at Christmastime. When I saw this book, I knew it would fill the bill as a perfect gift to her to add to her wonderful collection of children's books. I was right--she loved it. I'd never heard of this story before, but, in my opinion, it should be much better known and read. It's so sweet. I'm certainly sharing it. It's perfect for reading aloud. Again, a real good experience with you folks.