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 School Cynthia 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 School celebrates 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" may belong to another edition of this title.
Cynthia Rylant was awarded a Newbery Medal for her novel Missing May and 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.From School Library Journal:
Grade 6 Up-A collection of innovative, thought-provoking, and insightful poems. What would happen if God got a desk job? Or bought a couch at Pottery Barn? Or found some fudge in his mailbox? These are just a few of the mundane happenings Rylant places at the deity's feet. Through everyday events (like showers) to athletics (He falls 20 times while Rollerblading) to more shocking revelations (He gets arrested in a bar fight), God finds out what it is like to live like the rest of us. And guess what? He is just like one of us. He wants juice and comic books when He's sick. And through it all, God is surprised by these revelations. These short poems are visceral in their insight, and they shouldn't be considered blasphemous jokes as much as clever "what if?" ponderings. Has God just been "winging it" His whole life? Rylant has a carefully crafted response. Christian or private schools may find this collection inappropriate to their teachings, but read with an open mind and vivid imagination, it should speak to young people. A triumphant achievement.
Sharon Korbeck, Waupaca Area Public Library, WI
Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc.
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description HarperTeen, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110060094338
Book Description HarperTeen. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0060094338 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.0011092
Book Description HarperTeen, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. New. nice cover, tight binding, clean pages thanx!. Bookseller Inventory # 027-0044
Book Description Book Condition: New. Gift Quality Book in Excellent Condition. Bookseller Inventory # 36SE5E000IB1
Book Description HarperTeen, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0060094338
Book Description HarperTeen, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0060094338
Book Description Book Condition: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 97800600943311.0