The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey

Book cover: 'The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey'
Author(s): 
Susan Wojciechowski
Copyright: 
1995
Publisher: 
Candlewick Press
Binding: 
Sewn Hardcover
Number of pages: 
32 pages
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Review: 

This is a lovely story about a gruff woodcarver who is commissioned to make a Nativity Set for a young boy and his mother. The story is beautifully written and lovingly illustrated. This is such a favorite for my children that we keep it out year-round and it has been read over and over and over again. This is simply a can't-miss book - at least check it out from your library. When you buy a copy, I certainly recommend the hardcover for durability. There are many copies available used online - at Amazon.com there were over 50 used copies available - most for well under $10.

Additional notes: 

Newer editions have a different cover, but interior artwork and content appear to be unchanged.

Review Date: 
11-29-05
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