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God Went to Beauty School

Cynthia Rylant


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Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (6/1/2003)
Prebound (3/1/2006)


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.

Praise For God Went to Beauty School

“Rylant puts to…use her folksy storytelling skills…and her ability to sincerely extols life’s simple…pleasures and painful losses.”
-Horn Book Magazine Starred Review

Rylant takes two tropes—God as one of us and God’s presence in everything—and 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

HarperTeen, 9780060094355, 64pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2006