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God Got a Dog (Hardcover)
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God got a dog, even though she didn’t mean to. But she felt somewhat responsible so she took it home. With irreverence and poignancy, Cynthia Rylant brings a book of poetry that truly touches on the human spirit in our daily lives. A perfect book for all ages, for both giving and enjoying. (Amanda)
Newbery Medalist Cynthia Rylant and two-time Caldecott Honoree Marla Frazee imagine a God living among us in this spirited and moving collection of illustrated poems.
What if God was living a human existence? What might God do to pass the time? Write a fan letter? Get a desk job? Make spaghetti? Take a bath? Get a dog?
A sublime book for all ages, God Got a Dog celebrates the simple things in our world while taking a long, close look at what it means to be human.
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.
Marla Frazee has illustrated many acclaimed picture books, including "God Got a Dog" by Cynthia Rylant; "Stars "by Mary Lyn Ray; "All the World" by Liz Garton Scanlon, which received a 2010 Caldecott Honor; "Everywhere Babies" by Susan Meyers; and "Harriet, You'll Drive Me Wild!" by Mem Fox; as well as her own "Farmer and the Clown"; "Boot & Shoe"; "The Boss Baby"; "Walk On!"; "Roller Coaster"; "Santa Claus the World's Number One Toy Expert"; and "A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever", which received a 2009 Caldecott Honor. She is also the illustrator of the bestselling Clementine chapter book series by Sara Pennypacker. She lives with her family in Pasadena, California. Visit her at MarlaFrazee.com.
* “Several of the poems from Rylant’s wry meditation God Went to Beauty School (2003) are regathered, rearranged and luminously illustrated by Frazee…. Frazee’s illustrations take the idea of the multiplicity of God in all of us and run with it…. Divinity is indicated with a faint halo, but Frazee never sacrifices the ineffable humanity of each depiction; her Gods are fat, skinny, joyful, contemplative, worn-out…. Funny, devout and oh, so human; this collection hits home.”