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God Went to Beauty School

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Publisher Comments:

He got into nails, of course,

because He'd always loved

hands --

hands were some of the best things

He'd ever done.

In God Went to Beauty SchoolCynthia Rylant imagines a God whose curiosities about the world He created inspire Him to go out and experience human things. But what would God do if He could live in a human world? Would He write a fan letter? Get a dog? Make spaghetti?

God Went to Beauty Schoolcelebrates the simple things in life while taking a long, hard look at what it means to be human. Rylant's soft, reflective, and often humorous verse glimpses everyday life through wide and wondering eyes and blends the familiar with the profoundly spiritual.

Synopsis:

Newbery Medalist Cynthia Rylant's emotional, inquisitive, and often humorous verse follows God as he experiments with human activities such as getting a dog, writing a fan letter, and making spaghetti. This refreshing and eye-opening novel told in poems comes at a time when many teens are struggling with an understanding of God and spirituality. With beautiful phrases and poignant images, God Went to Beauty School blends the familiar with the profoundly spiritual in a unique and accessible way.

Synopsis:

ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers

About the Author

Cynthia Rylant was awarded a Newbery Medal for her novel Missing Mayand a Newbery Honor for A Fine White Dust.She is the author of several popular series for the beginning reader, including the "Henry and Mudge" books. Cynthia Rylant lives with her family in Washington State.

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A. Lee, May 31, 2009 (view all comments by A. Lee)
This is a delightful book. I think Cynthia Rylant has a pretty good concept of God, regardless of what some might think about beauty school. This is good theology.
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titianlibrarian, January 21, 2008 (view all comments by titianlibrarian)
Cynthia Rylant is the author of amazing children's books like the Henry and Mudge series and Dog Heaven. In 2003 she came out with this slim volume of poetry about God--His feelings, hobbies, and listening to the jukebox at Kenny's Tavern. It's lovely--for those moments when God feels too big, too imperial or too judgmental, just open this to a random page and feel comforted by humanism and caring.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780060094331
Publisher:
HarperTeen
Subject:
Religious - Christian
Author:
Rylant, Cynthia
Subject:
God
Subject:
Religious - General
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - Religious
Subject:
Novels in verse
Publication Date:
20030601
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
64
Dimensions:
7.54x5.52x.47 in. .39 lbs.
Age Level:
09-12

Related Subjects

Children's » Poetry » General
Children's » Religion » Inspirational
Young Adult » General
Young Adult » Nonfiction » Living
Young Adult » Nonfiction » Spirituality

God Went to Beauty School
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Product details 64 pages HarperTempest - English 9780060094331 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Newbery Medalist Cynthia Rylant's emotional, inquisitive, and often humorous verse follows God as he experiments with human activities such as getting a dog, writing a fan letter, and making spaghetti. This refreshing and eye-opening novel told in poems comes at a time when many teens are struggling with an understanding of God and spirituality. With beautiful phrases and poignant images, God Went to Beauty School blends the familiar with the profoundly spiritual in a unique and accessible way.
"Synopsis" by , ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers
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