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God got a dog

by Rylant, Cynthia,

Format: Print Book 2013
Availability: Available at 8 Libraries 8 of 8 copies
Available (8)
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ACLA Mobile Library Services Teen Fiction YA RYLA
Location  ACLA Mobile Library Services
Collection  Teen Fiction
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CLP - Main Library Teen Department - Teen Fiction TEEN FICTION Rylant
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Collection  Teen Department - Teen Fiction
Call Number  TEEN FICTION Rylant
Pleasant Hills Public Library Young Adult YA Fic Ryl
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Collection  Young Adult
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Robinson Library Middle Grade Section MG FIC RYLANT
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Collection  Middle Grade Section
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Sewickley Public Library Juvenile Fiction J F RYL
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Collection  Juvenile Fiction
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Shaler North Hills Library Young Adult Fiction YA RYLANT
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Collection  Young Adult Fiction
Call Number  YA RYLANT
Whitehall Public Library Teen Fiction YA Rylant
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Collection  Teen Fiction
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Wilkinsburg Public Library Juvenile Fiction J RYL FANTASY
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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. The soft, reflective, and often humorous words and pictures create a glimpse into everyday life through wide and wondering eyes that blends the familiar with the profoundly spiritual.

These poems were originally published by HarperCollins without illustrations as part of a larger collection entitled God Went to Beauty School ©2003.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* Oh, God. As this book so intriguingly suggests, You do come in many shapes and sizes. Colors, too. But more than what the deity looks like, this slim volume of 15 poems focuses on what God does. Each poem title is a declarative sentence with a strong verb: God woke up. God went to beauty school. And tenderly, God found God. The free verse suggests faces of God that probably won't be familiar to Sunday school students. For instance, when God went to India, it was to see elephants, one of the best things he has made. Elephants know how to mourn, as God does, because he has lost everything: You make life / You make death. When God got a boat, she is surprised to discover how much sense her creation makes, far more so than looking at Earth from far away. And after God went skating, it's clear that the occasional invincibility God feels is matched by a willingness to try new things. The messages aren't always immediately clear, but that's what makes this so much fun. Seeing God in new ways allows children to think about their relationship to him or her differently. In this interpretation, God and humans are cocreators of an evolving world. Though the poetry has been published before in a collection, the artwork is all new. Frazee's pictures, each facing a page of text, are a powerful contrast of light and darkness, restlessness and contentment. God didn't think she had time for a dog. But she got one anyway.--Cooper, Ilene Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Sixteen poems from Rylant's God Went to Beauty School (2003) return in a new collection, accompanied by new artwork from Frazee, whose graphite-and-gouache illustrations are ideally attuned to the poems' moments of irreverent humor and poignant reflection. In several images, Frazee portrays God as a child, such as the girl with spiky braids and yellow life vest riding in a swan boat in "God got a boat," or the boy sprawled out on a sofa in "God caught a cold," tissues littering the floor ("It's hard to/ thunder/ `Thou shalt not!'/ when it comes out/ `Thou shalt dot!' "). Rylant and Frazee's visions of God as a trucker delivering a fan letter to a country music singer, an ostensibly homeless woman walking through a gorgeous gothic church, and a dadlike fellow in plaid pajamas and slippers sipping coffee under an apple tree combine to form a celebration of God's humanity and mankind's divinity. Ages 10-up. Agent: Steven Malk, Writers House. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects God -- Fiction.
Novels in verse.
Young adult fiction.
Publisher New York :2013
Edition Revised edition.
Other Titles God went to beauty school
Contributors Frazee, Marla, illustrator.
Language English
Notes Originally published as: God went to beauty school.
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 25 cm
ISBN 9781442465183 (hbk.)
1442465182 (hbk.)
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