Synopses & Reviews
He got into nails, of course,
because He'd always loved
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.
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.
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.