Children's Letters to God: The New Collection

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Stuart E. Hample
Workman Pub., 1991 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 96 pages
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Here is the unassuming little book that charmed its way up the bestseller lists and now has over 1.2 million copies in print. This third edition of CHILDREN-S LETTERS TO GOD reveals again the surprising pleasures and provocations of what happens when kids decide to send a letter off to their maker. Whether posing a question, begging a favor, or expressing doubt or joy, these letters are notable for their refreshing directness, unexpected humor, and startling clarity of thought. It-s like seeing the world through a child-s bright eyesˇeyes untouched by cynicism, eyes brimming with innocence, wonder, and curiosity.Selection of the Book-of-the-Month Club.

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User Review  - sweetiegherkin - LibraryThing

This slim book contains a number of letters from children written to their God. It’s unknown who these children are (e.g., Are they from the Sunday school? Are they from throughout the United States ... Read full review

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User Review  - SusieDell - LibraryThing

Summary: This book is a collection of children letters to God. Each one is unique, funny and honest. One little boy named Eugene writes" Dear God, I didn't know orange went with purple vntil I saw the ... Read full review

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About the author (1991)

As a young man, compiler Stuart Hample rushed up to Fred Allen at NBC & handed him a page of jokes. "Son," Allen rasped, "bringing a joke to me is like bringing a fender to Henry Ford". In "All the Sincerity in Hollywood" Hample returns Fred Allen to his rightful place in our National Collective Memory. He is the author of numerous bestselling books, including "Children's Letters to God", "The Silly Book" & "May Darling Man: Letters from Mothers to Their Famous Offspring". He lives in New York City.

Eric Marshall is a co-editor of the bestselling Children's Letters to God.

Tom Bloom's work includes illustrations for Pocketdoodles for Kids, Pocketdoodles for Young Artists, and Doodles & Daydreams, among many other books. He draws regularly for the New York Times and lives in Scarsdale, New York.

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