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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Hay House; 1st edition (December 1, 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1561701211
  • ISBN-13: 978-1561701216
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 5.3 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #526,688 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Library Journal

This little parable, a kind of Jonathan Livingston Seagull (1970) for angels, traces the exploits of George, an angel in disguise, from his days in the Heavenly Court to his "birth" and life in the body of a prematurely born infant to his "death" and return to full angelhood. For the short time George occupies the infant's suffering body, he delivers his message of God's great and all-embracing love to everyone he encounters in the neonatal nursery. Ultimately, though, the mawkish and sentimental writing of this childish tale will appeal only to the most devoted fans of Clarence Oddbody and his kin. Not recommended.
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Customer Reviews

Helped with the healing process..
shae stamey
This is a GREAT book for anyone to read that has dealt with any loss at all.
Kays list
Reading the book made me feel better about letting Kaleb go.
abbie@futura.net

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By abbie@futura.net on June 8, 1999
Format: Hardcover
I lost a grand baby and was told about this book while he was in the hospitol. I read it (before Kaleb died) and cried, Kaileb weighed the same as Big George. Reading the book did make me realize that he was an angel that God gave us for a short time on this earth to love .Oh how we loved him ,it also showed us how much nurses go thru caring for these babies, and how much they hurt when they lose one.They are very special people. God is always in control. He taught us that life is so precious and we can't take it for granted not for one second. Reading this book made me realize Kaleb was a little person thou he couldn't speak or make a sound he had feeling just like you and me. My daughter was a wonderful mother being at Kaleb's side and I don't know how she did it watching him die a little each day but I do know God gave her the strength .I was only a grand parent I know what I went tru.We would talk to him and I know he heard us when we told him it was time to go and he put up a good fight and that we loved him .He looked at me when I talked to him like he knew it was time. Shortly after that we went.The book gave me comfort.It changed my attitude about life.being more caring for others.there will always be a part of Kaleb with me.Reading the book made me feel better about letting Kaleb go.Reading Big George made me cry but i would buy the book and tell others about it too.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 21, 2000
Format: Hardcover
Big George is well written and insightful. I read the book while my daughter was in the NICU at Children's Hospital. It helped me deal with my pain and realize that I was not alone. I have recommended and given this book to several friends.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 10, 1998
Format: Hardcover
I have read many inspirational books over the years, but this one is the best of all of them. It only took me about an hour and a half to read the whole book. When I got to the last two pages, my eyes were so filled with tears that I had to stop and wipe them away in order to finish. These were not tears of sadness. They were tears of joy. I felt as though my soul had been washed clean. The feeling that I experienced was beyond description. The closest I can come to describing it is to say that I felt a "light and lightness" within me that I have experienced only on the most rare and spiritually invoked occasions. Since reading this book I have tried to find copies of it in the local bookstores, only to find that most of them never heard of it. (I had gotten it from the library) It was listed on their computerized catalogs, but they did not have any in stock, nor had they ever until I finally found one single copy at a local Border's Bookstore. I ran right up and got it because I wanted to give a copy to my therapist for Christmas. I also ordered two more copies to have on hand to give to others. It is good to know that I can get this book through Amazon and at a much lower cost!

What a wonder that this book has never even made it onto a best seller list.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 31, 1998
Format: Hardcover
This is not a book, this is an inspirational and educational instrument to teach us to love one of each others. George had a mission with us the humans, I cried a lot, but I understood, that when God sends little Angels like George we have to respect his decision and intentions. I loved the book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 12, 1998
Format: Hardcover
A friend of mine recommended this book that she had just shared with her fifth grade son. I bought it, I read it, I cried, I loved it. When my step-daughter became an RN in a pediatric ward I reluctantly passed it on to her, but thought I really should. Now I have a friend in Germany who has a new grandbaby(here in the states) born four months early. The baby is now a little over two months old. She has started to gain weight, but still has a long way to go. I thought my friend and her husband as well as the baby's parents SHOULD HAVE a copy of this book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 16, 1998
Format: Hardcover
Big George is my hero! This book was an inspiration to me, and I always keep a few at home, just in case someone needs it. This book is a great gift for the grieving parent or family, especially when you don't know what to say. Any acquaintance of mine who is in this boat automatically receives the book. What a sweet story!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 23, 1997
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I think this story was the greatest story I have ever read! Even though I am only a kid(10 years old) I understood it very well. I think it was the most adorable story ever written. I loved the way Big George could talk to Jim. In the end, it was kind of depressing, in a way but also joyous!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 14, 1997
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After I learned of her 15 month old baby's death, I searched and searched for this book but with no luck. I finally decided to give her my copy so now I need to replace my copy to keep for me and my children. I think it is one of the sweetest stories I have ever read.
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