Synopses & Reviews
A deeply compelling collection of poems about God and our everyday world from a Newbery medalist.
Cynthia Rylant takes teens on an invigorating spiritual journey as she explores what God's life on Earth might be like. Rylant's reflective and often humorous verse follows God as he tries out human activities such as getting a dog, writing a fan letter, and making spaghetti.
God Went to Beauty School combines the awesome with the everyday in an accessible, thought–provoking, and intelligent manner.
“Rylant puts to…use her folksy storytelling skills…and her ability to sincerely extols lifes simple…pleasures and painful losses.” Horn Book Magazine Starred Review
Rylant takes two tropesGod as one of us and Gods presence in everythingand turns them into wry and radiant poetry. Kirkus Reviews
Read with an open mind and vivid imagination, it should speak to young people. A triumphant achievement. School Library Journal
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 School, Cynthia Rylant imagines a God inspired 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?
About the Author
Cynthia Rylant's gift for conveying the enchantment and beauty to be found in everyday life is seen in such award-winning books as Missing May
, winner of the Newbery Medal; A Fine White Dust
, a Newbery Honor Book; and The Relatives Came
and When I Was Young in the Mountains
, both Caldecott Honor Books.
Books she's written and illustrated include the much-beloved Dog Heaven and Cat Heaven.
Cynthia Rylant grew up in West Virginia. She now lives in the Pacific Northwest.