The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey

The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey

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"The tale is unfolded with such mastery, humor, and emotional force that we are entirely within its power." -- The New York Times Book Review

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. This beautiful anniversary edition includes a new note from the author and an audio narration by James Earl Jones available as a complimentary download.
Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2015.
Copyright Date: ©1995
ISBN: 9780763678227
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : colour illustrations ; 26 x 29 cm.
Additional Contributors: Lynch, Patrick James - Illustrator

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Dec 23, 2017

A wonderful story - a Christmas classic!

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glenna14
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!

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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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