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The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey    by Susan Wojciechowski & P. J. Lynch order for
Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey
by Susan Wojciechowski
Order:  USA  Can
Candlewick, 2015 (1995)
Hardcover, Softcover, CD, e-Book
* * *   Reviewed by Bob Walch

The deluxe 20th anniversary edition of this heartwarming holiday story is a must purchase if you don't already have a copy. The story of how a sullen master woodcarver overcomes personal loss and grief to discover the true meaning of Christmas makes this picture book one that you'll want to return to year after year.

Jonathan Toomey's life changed for the worse when he lost his wife and child. But years later the woodcarver finds his life altered when a local widow and her young son request that he take on a special carving project.

With reluctance Toomey agrees, but over time the job and his contact with the client and her son have a miraculous effect on the man.

Hailed as a Christmas classic since it appeared two decades ago, this tale is one that children and adults will enjoy sharing together. You'll want to read it over and over again in the days leading up to December 25th!

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