The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey

The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey

Book - 1995
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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
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 1995
Edition: First U.S. edition
ISBN: 9781564023209
Branch Call Number: OR Wojciechowski, S 1995
Characteristics: 36 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Audience: Accelerated Reader AR LG 4.5 0.5 14887
Additional Contributors: Lynch, Patrick James


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Dec 23, 2017

A wonderful story - a Christmas classic!

Dec 01, 2017

My mum bought this book the year it came out in 1995. It is a family classic now because of the tender message. Two families dealing with grief and hardship are brought together by wood carvings and kindness.

CRRLKids Nov 30, 2015

Talented woodworker Jonathan Toomey is gruff and bleak, taking little pleasure in his life after a tragic loss. When the widow McDowell and her seven-year-old son Thomas hire Toomey to carve a nativity, he begins to rediscover joy in his work and life again. This beautiful book stays with you long after the reading is over. It is a fabulous story of loss and healing, teaching and learning, and the quiet power of friendship to transform.

PimaLib_LisaB Oct 08, 2015

Yes, I get teary-eyed too when I read this one, but it's still one of my favorite Christmas stories.

AllForHim Jan 08, 2014

A wonderful Christmas Story for the entire family-along with the DVD. We loved this book from a 3 year old to a 42 year old!

Rather_be_reading Dec 17, 2010

A beautifully illustrated story for the whole family that will probably become a yearly tradition-- and you'll need the Kleenex box nearby every time!

pscho Oct 02, 2002

This is an exceptional children''s book that will be enjoyed by kids and any adults who get to read it. A touchy story, beautiful illustration bring to life a wood carver whose life is changed forever by the request of a widow and her son.


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