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  1. Christine Christine says:

    What a wonderful Christmas tale this is When I queued up for it at the library, I hadn t realized the kindle edition comes with narration And the narrator is James Earl Jones, no less This definitely adds another layer of emotion to the story Even better are the exquisite illustrations, which are most impressive There are only three characters a despairing woodcarver, a young woman, and her eight year old son The theme is hope, and it is beautifully conveyed in a touching yet not sugary s What a wonderful Christmas tale this is When I queued up for it at the library, I hadn t realized the kindle edition comes with narration And the narrator is James Earl Jones, no less This definitely adds another layer of emotion to the story Even better are the exquisite illustrations, which are most impressive There are only three characters a despairing woodcarver, a young woman, and her eight year old son The theme is hope, and it is beautifully conveyed in a touching yet not sugary sweet or melodramatic manner This story is geared to adults and children alike and can be read over lunch, or even better, as a bedtime story in front of the fire Highly recommended for all


  2. Hilary Hilary says:

    A nice Christmas tale of how a grieving widower meets a widow and her son through him carving a nativity scene Realistic and detailed illustrations, this illustrator is very talented, especially at faces and expressions The story did feel slightly predictable but it was a lovely, happy ending.My daughter commented that the high point of the story for her was seeing the nativity scene finished and set out together but this was shown on a double page spread with the fold going through the middle A nice Christmas tale of how a grieving widower meets a widow and her son through him carving a nativity scene Realistic and detailed illustrations, this illustrator is very talented, especially at faces and expressions The story did feel slightly predictable but it was a lovely, happy ending.My daughter commented that the high point of the story for her was seeing the nativity scene finished and set out together but this was shown on a double page spread with the fold going through the middle of the scene, which is such a shame, our new copy took a lot of bending spine breaking to reveal the scene The nativity scene is lovely and such a nice thing to have made together This is such a feel good story that leaves you feeling that these people will be very happy together


  3. Hannah Hannah says:

    This book came out the year I was 13, and I remember reading through it while browsing in the Christian bookstore I wanted my parents to buy it for me, but of course they weren t too interested in buying a 10 picture book for a 13 year old who could read three adult books in a single afternoon Thereafter, for the following two years, I d make it a point to find a copy and read it at some point during the Christmas season Definitely recommended.


  4. Davyne DeSye Davyne DeSye says:

    I found this book at a school book sale years and years ago I read it while standing there and knew I had to buy it when I found tears in my eyes at the end So lovely This is the story of Jonathan Toomey a man the village children call Mr Gloomy Jonathan is a wonderful wood carver, but a very sad man for good reason He has lost his wife and child to illness.One day, a widow and her son come to Jonathan with a special request While moving into the village, they had lost a precious Chr I found this book at a school book sale years and years ago I read it while standing there and knew I had to buy it when I found tears in my eyes at the end So lovely This is the story of Jonathan Toomey a man the village children call Mr Gloomy Jonathan is a wonderful wood carver, but a very sad man for good reason He has lost his wife and child to illness.One day, a widow and her son come to Jonathan with a special request While moving into the village, they had lost a precious Christmas heirloom A nativity set carved for the woman by her grandfather when she was a young girl Could Jonathan carve her another in time for Christmas As the days go by, the widow and her son visit Jonathan to bring him the gifts of food, tea and companionship while he works The boy helps Jonathan by describing the pieces as only an eight year old can As the days go by and as Jonathan works on each of the pieces of the nativity set, his heart begins to heal.The book ends happily, and even though I ve read it many times, still brings a tear to my eye.The illustrations in this book are absolutely beautiful and enrich an already beautiful story Love it


  5. booklady booklady says:

    Reread this after watching the film of the same name Fortunately Bill Clark s film version sticks to same basic story, only filling out the lives of the widow McDowell and Thomas and presenting the storyfrom their perspective than from Mr Toomey s This doesn t detract from the essence of the tale The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey is a heart warming, holiday vignette about being helped through helping I can still recall with fondness the first time I read it to my children In a Reread this after watching the film of the same name Fortunately Bill Clark s film version sticks to same basic story, only filling out the lives of the widow McDowell and Thomas and presenting the storyfrom their perspective than from Mr Toomey s This doesn t detract from the essence of the tale The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey is a heart warming, holiday vignette about being helped through helping I can still recall with fondness the first time I read it to my children In addition, the book is charmingly illustrated by P.J Lynch It should be an annual read


  6. Cheryl Cheryl says:

    Not nearly as saccharine as I feared I m definitely glad I read it The people feel authentic, and the story plausible Well told Recommended.


  7. Kathryn Kathryn says:

    This is a touching, sweet story about loss, love and healing and is, to my mind, quite an excellent one for the holidays Some might find it a bit too sentimental but I felt that the fine storytelling and warm but realistic illustrations save it from being the least bit cutesy or unbelievable Woodcarver Jonathan Gloomy Toomey lost his wife and baby son to illness some years ago and can find no joy in life until one day a window and her young son come to ask Mr Toomey if he could please carv This is a touching, sweet story about loss, love and healing and is, to my mind, quite an excellent one for the holidays Some might find it a bit too sentimental but I felt that the fine storytelling and warm but realistic illustrations save it from being the least bit cutesy or unbelievable Woodcarver Jonathan Gloomy Toomey lost his wife and baby son to illness some years ago and can find no joy in life until one day a window and her young son come to ask Mr Toomey if he could please carve them a nativity scene in time for Christmas since their treasured family heirloom was lost in the move Gloomily, he agrees and the boy is so interested in woodcarving that he and his mother often come to watch Mr Toomey work It doesn t take much to figure out where this is headed, but I still think the story is well told and I love the way the boy describes how his manger figures looked being so happy and proud to be present at the birth of Jesus and how some of that joy begins to enter Mr Toomey s broken heart


  8. Erin Erin says:

    This book has incredible artwork as well as a beautiful story about the redeeming power of love and the magic of Christmas It s a wonderful children s story thatadults should check out.


  9. Katy Katy says:

    An absolute beautiful book How have I never found this Christmas Story before Wonderful story and illustrations.


  10. Kiwi Begs2Differ ✎ Kiwi Begs2Differ ✎ says:

    The story is sweet and simple, but the beautifully detailed illustrations lift this book to 4 stars for me.


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The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey ➸ The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey Free ➮ Author Susan Wojciechowski – Thomashillier.co.uk When the widow McDowell and her son Thomas knock at the woodcarver, Jonathan Toomey s door one winter s day, they receive a frosty reception For Jonathan keeps himself to himself Mr Gloomy the childre When the widow McDowell and her son Thomas Miracle of PDF/EPUB ¿ knock at the woodcarver, Jonathan Toomey s door one winter s day, they receive a frosty reception For Jonathan keeps himself to himself Mr Gloomy the children call him What no one knows, though, is that once he was a happy man with a wife and baby and that it is grief at their deaths that has made him so hard and cold Would the carver make a set of nativity figures for Christmas the widow asks, and could her son watch him work When, albeit gruffly, Jonathan The Christmas Kindle - agrees to her requests, it is the beginning of a miracle that will see the warming of his sad, chill heart.

  • Hardcover
  • 40 pages
  • The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey
  • Susan Wojciechowski
  • 27 July 2017
  • 0763678228

About the Author: Susan Wojciechowski

Susan Wojciechowski was a children s librarian for Miracle of PDF/EPUB ¿ many years Every December, she says, I read the same two or three classic Christmas stories aloud to the children I tried to find another one I wanted to read and couldn t So I wrote THE CHRISTMAS MIRACLE OF JONATHAN TOOMEY I ve never written anything that way before It just came through me in a flood of inspiration and was finished in less than an hour THE CHRISTMAS MIRACLE OF JONATHAN TOOMEY proved an enormous success, selling out its first printing long before Christmas Day In The Christmas Kindle - addition, it won numerous honors, including the Christopher Award for affirming the highest values of the human spirit and Britain s prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal, and was a finalist for a National Book Award Following the success of THE CHRISTMAS MIRACLE OF JONATHAN TOOMEY, Susan Wojciechowski wrote the acclaimed middle grade novel BEANY NOT BEANHEAD This time, inspiration came when she was in bed with a cold Beany just stayed there, and by the time I was well, the stories were written, she says Beany has since hadadventures in BEANY AND THE MAGIC CRYSTAL and BEANY AND Christmas Miracle of Kindle Ð THE DREADED WEDDING, both of which were honored with a Parents Choice Gold Award, andrecently, BEANY GOES TO CAMP and BEANY AND THE MEANY Along with the time she spends writing, Susan Wojciechowski makes many visits to schools, where she shows slides and talks about her books and her own life Among the information she shares with children is the fact that, like many of them, she had no interest in writing when she was growing up In regard to writing for children, I like to create realistic kid role models, she says, like Beany, who is not perfect, but tries hard A native of Rochester, New York, Susan Wojciechowski now lives in Pennsylvania with her husband.