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Resource: Book (B4506) Maybe God Is Like That Too     
Author: Grant, Jennifer and Benjamin Schipper
Publisher: Sparkhouse Family, 2017
Length: 32 pages
Subjects: Education
Location: Children/Youth shelf
# Copies: 1
ISBN/ISSN: 9781506421896
 Description: The nine biblical Fruit of the Spirit; love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self control, form the foundation of this story about a boy's attempts to see God in the city where he lives with his grandmother. (Between the central child-grandmother relationship, urban setting, and theme of observing one's surroundings while contemplating big existential questions, the book seems to position itself as a religious counterpart to Matt de la Pena's Last Stop on Market Street.) In her first book for children Grant (Wholehearted Living) follows her young narrator, a boy with big eyes and swoopy brown hair, through a single day where events like joyfully playing on a swing set, quietly reading in a classroom, and noticing a neighbor's gift of fresh-baked bread all shape the boy's sense of God's presence. "That's what kindness looks like to me," he thinks as he watches a doorman help a man in a wheelchair enter a building. "Maybe God is like that too."  Schipr's cheerful screenprintlike artwork capably evokes the energy of a moderately gritty, moderately diverse cityscape. Ages 4-8. (Feb.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright Pwxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
Age Groups: Preschool; Lower elementary; Upper Elementary


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