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by Susan Wojciechowski

eBook The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey download ISBN: 1564023206
Author: Susan Wojciechowski
Publisher: Candlewick; First Edition edition (October 2, 1995)
Language: English
Pages: 40
ePub: 1542 kb
Fb2: 1219 kb
Rating: 4.5
Other formats: rtf lrf txt lit
Category: Children's Books
Subcategory: Growing Up and Facts of Life

The spirit of Christmas heals a sorrowing woodcarver’s heart in this splendid reissue of a Candlewick holiday classic, dressed in a radiant new cover.The spirit of Christmas heals a sorrowing woodcarver's heart in this splendid edition of a holiday classic, complete with a CD masterfully narrated by James Earl Jones.
Comments: (7)
This book is astonishing in its ability to draw characters deeply and express excruciating pain and the incredible power of hope and healing. Very moving how the author shows what grace and patience can do for a person suffering. So much here it's difficult to describe. All of this is lifted to a level that even the most sensitive of children can be drawn to and moved by due to the skillful writing, the magnificent illustrations, and particularly through the lovely, eager, yet patient little boy who wishes to learn how to make something beautiful. Outstanding.
Lovely book. Adults and kids alike will enjoy. A very clear heartwarming story that will bring out the Christmas spirit in any scrooge. Illustrations amazing as well. This reads like a classic story and utilizes real humanity , instead of a bunch of goofiness that so many children's books are these days. Extremely touching. I like the fact you can go online and livestream or download for free an audio soundtrack narrated by Darth Vader himself, James Earl Jones.
This is one of my favorite Christmas stories, right up there with Apple Tree Christmas, and Christmas in the Country. All three stories are gentle and beautifully told. Most of us have real sadnesses in our lives and the same was true for Jonathan Toomey. His recovery, as aided by the small boy, is an example of the gift of human kindness. In a world such as ours, kindness is a precious commodity. There is nothing of avarice, but an abundance of quiet kindness.
I love this story. The pictures are breath taking. The problem I have with this book is the format. It is horrible. The print is way too small. Even on my newest Kindle with the triple zoom in feature (tap three times to zoom) it is way too small.

If you want to read this book and not buy the narration then just get the hard backed copy. This kindle is way too hard to read.
The first viewing was, huh, what's this, another heart warming and fuzzy Christmas story? Well, huh, I was wrong (not that makes a hoot of difference)! Each time I watched it I became more endeared! The short book story is great, but the DVD inactment is wonderfully done! Actors, actresses, especially Mr. Toomey, Thomas, and the other kids, are great. It is a story of great personal pain, both by the young boy Thomas who lost his father, and Jonathon Toomey who had lost both his wife and daughter. The Mom, widow McDowell, even has a mature determination to fullfill her boy's dream of having a Nativity Set for Christmas. Thomas's timing with his lines is excellent. Mr. Toomey 's lines are almost cult level: "Pish-posh."; "It will be ready when its ready."; "Christmas is pish-posh". the interplay between Mr. Toomey and Thomas as Thomas gingerly tells Mr. Toomey that his carvings are not right is magnetic and suspenseful. The settings chosen in the movie are beautiful. If you like the fake Hollywood warm-fuzzy but insincere and unbelievable trash often tossed at the American public, you might think this DVD is, well, pish-posh!
The artwork in this book is only surpassed by the beautiful story. This author is a wonderful story teller and I am very appreciative of finding this book to read to children. I highly recommend this to any parent, grandparent, or teacher looking for a Christmas story with a meaningful message.
The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey by Susan Wojciechowski... excellent example of Christian virtues. The accompanying audio CD is very pleasant to the ears. The narrator is excellent.
If the story were only average, this book would be worth it for the illustrations. But the story is beautiful, tender, and triumphant. Jonathan Toomey is a man who is still mourning the loss of his family; he has become a recluse, careless of his own welfare, only interested in the woodcarving that is his gift and his passion. Then a widow with a young boy asks him to carve a Nativity set to replace one that was lost when they moved. Her son asks to watch Jonathan carve the set because he wants to be a woodcarver, and he knows that Jonathan is the best. As he instructs Jonathan on how the animals shoudl look (because they are witnessing the greatest event in the world), Jonathan slowly breaks through the shell that has enclosed him. This is a beautiful book, and it should be in the Christmas collection of everyone who has a child.