God Went to Beauty School by Cynthia Rylant
(Bccb Blue Ribbon Nonfiction Book Award (Awards))

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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.

 

About Cynthia Rylant

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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.
 
Published March 25, 2009 by HarperCollins. 56 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Religion & Spirituality. Fiction

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Rylant takes two tropes—God as one of us and God's presence in everything—and turns them into wry and radiant poetry.

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In these poems, according to PW , "Rylant pushes the envelope of political and theological correctness, in a wink-wink, saucy manner." Ages 12-up. <EMPHA

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Like Hollywood movies that present God as a human being with curiosities and foibles much like our own, Rylant's imaginative series of poems about God living on earth are filled with more conte

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Common Sense Media

And because it won an award, it will sell, and more books like it will be written and fill up our libraries -- then we'll wonder why kids don't like to read.

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