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A moving, award-winning, lyrical tale, The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey has been widely hailed by critics and readers as a true Christmas classic. Gloriously illustrated by P.J. Lynch, this picture book has been paired with a Grammy-nominated CD narrated by renowned actor James Earl Jones with full orchestral accompaniment. Recommended for ages 6 and up.
Number of Pages: 40
Vendor: Candlewick Press
Dimensions: 0.38 X 9.38 X 7.88 (inches)
Availability: In Stock
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.
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 TOOMEYand WHEN JESSIE CAME ACROSS THE SEA. He is also the illustrator of A CHRISTMAS CAROL. He lives in Dublin, Ireland.
Margaret P Tait5 Stars Out Of 5The story and the illustrations are both excellentJanuary 31, 2012Margaret P TaitQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I had previously heard this story read, and enjoyed it very much. When I learned that I could purchase an illustrated book, with an audio CD included, I knew it would make a wonderful Christmas gift for my great niece, Althea. When the book arrived, the illustrations were even more beautiful than I expected.
Valerie RoutNewmarket, Ontario CanadaAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5This is a wonderful story.January 13, 2011Valerie RoutNewmarket, Ontario CanadaAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This book is a wonderful story. I have given it to several of my children's school teacher as a Christmas gift from our family to hers. One of them read it to her extended family on Christmas Eve. It's a story of God's love and compassion.
mama4Age: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5GREATDecember 3, 2010mama4Age: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I bought this book for my nephews for Christmas. It is such a beautiful book I read it to my own kids first and want to get another.
Tina Anderson5 Stars Out Of 5January 11, 2010Tina AndersonOur family loves the story of Jonathan Toomey, across all generations! The purchase of the book this year was as a gift for a co-worker and her daughters - now they are fans, too. It is such a timeless tale of God's healing grace through the amazing gift of His son. Thank you so much for providing such quality products.
Ana Brown5 Stars Out Of 5December 17, 2009Ana BrownI discovered this book about 3 years ago, and it was an instant favorite! I read it to my class of 2nd graders every year now and they love it too! I've even gotten some to give away as gifts and they are always appreciated.
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