- Age Range: 6 - 9 years
- Grade Level: 1 - 4
- Lexile Measure: 820L (What's this?)
- Series: Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey
- Hardcover: 40 pages
- Publisher: Candlewick; Har/Com Gf edition (September 11, 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0763636290
- ISBN-13: 978-0763636296
- Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 0.4 x 9.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (191 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #85,455 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey with CD: Gift Edition Hardcover – September 11, 2007
From Publishers Weekly
Now with a new cover and new size (8 11/16" x 7 7/8"), The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey (1995) by Susan Wojciechowski, illus. by P.J. Lynch, pairs what PW's starred review called an "elegant, poignant" story, about the spiritual reawakening of a bitter man, with richly detailed watercolors of an early-American setting. Ages 6-12.
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Ages 4^-9. "Christmas is pish-posh," grumbles Jonathan Toomey, the best wood carver in the valley. He's a Scroogelike recluse; but he's a gentle grouch, it turns out, and he hides a sad secret. He's transformed, not by Dickensian ghosts, but by an eager seven-year-old boy and his widowed mother who ask him to make them a Christmas creche. The story verges on the sentimental, but it's told with feeling and lyricism (he "traveled till his tears stopped" ). Lynch's sweeping illustrations, in shades of wood grain, are both realistic and gloriously romantic, focusing on faces and hands at work before the fire and in the lamplight. In a beautiful, elemental scene, the angry wood carver stands on the threshold of his home, disturbed by the gentle widow and her son who want his help and will transform his life. Hazel Rochman --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Top Customer Reviews
Ms. Wojciechowski tells a beautiful story. She weaves her words in a masterful way that will certainly engage a child�s imagination. An as is the case in many stories labeled for children, the book holds universal truths that will touch an adult heart as well.
The book is beautifully illustrated and has become a modern Christmas classic.
Perfect for anybody who has lost somebody, and also perfect for anybody else as a Christmas story.
I am very happy to have this book, with the beautiful illustrations of P.J.Lynch in my growing collection of Christmas books.
Britt Arnhild Lindland
Most Recent Customer Reviews
If you haven't read this, DO! A great children's Christmas book that most adults will enjoy as well. Heartwarming story with beautiful illustrations! Read morePublished 4 months ago by phallonius
One of my favorite Christmas stories. Hold on, I think I got some onion or dust or something in my eye...Published 6 months ago by Yellowfinch87
Story books are all about the art. 5 starts on the art, 4 starts on the story. I bought this book to read to a large group on ChristmasPublished 8 months ago by Caleb Irmler