Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey - Deluxe 20th Anniversary Edition
After we received this sample, first Mark, then Mom, Dad, Megan, and I read it; we all thought it was definitely a "keeper." Jonathan Toomey, a woodcarver, is nicknamed Mr. Gloomy because he never smiles and he's always grumbling. The Widow McDowell and her young son request a set of Christmas figurines, and the relationships that develop help Mr. Toomey get over the events that made him sad. - Stephanie
Jonathan Toomey is the best woodcarver in the valley, but he is always alone and never smiles. No one knows about the mementos of his lost wife and child that he keeps in an unopened drawer. But one early winter’s day, a widow and her young son approach him with a gentle request that leads to a joyful miracle. The moving, lyrical tale, gloriously illustrated by P.J. Lynch, has been widely hailed as a true Christmas classic. This beautiful anniversary edition includes a note from the author and an audio narration by James Earl Jones available as a complimentary download.
“The tale is unfolded with such mastery, humor, and emotional force that we are entirely within its power.” —The New York Times Book Review