Children's Letters to God: The New Collection

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Overview

Fervent Wishes, Confessions, Confidences, Praise and Thanks.

In 1966, a small unhearalded volume appeared in bookstores throughout the U.S.--and before the year was out over 500,000 copies of Children's Letters to God were in print. Today a new generation can discover all the unexpected pleasures and provocations of what happens when children under ten decide to send a letter off to God. Full-color illustrations throughout.

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Overview

Fervent Wishes, Confessions, Confidences, Praise and Thanks.

In 1966, a small unhearalded volume appeared in bookstores throughout the U.S.--and before the year was out over 500,000 copies of Children's Letters to God were in print. Today a new generation can discover all the unexpected pleasures and provocations of what happens when children under ten decide to send a letter off to God. Full-color illustrations throughout.

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What People Are Saying

Maya Angelou
“Whenever I want to laugh, I read [this] wonderful book.”

–Maya Angelou

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780894809996
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/28/1991
  • Edition description: Gift
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 244,447
  • Product dimensions: 5.56 (w) x 5.81 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Stuart Hample is the co-editor of Children's Letters to God and other books. He lives in New York City.

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

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Dear God,

In Sunday School they told us what you do. Who does it when you are on vacation? -Jane

Dear God,

Did you mean for the giraffe to look like that or was it an accident? -Norma

FROM THE INTRODCUTION BY ERIC MARSHALL AND STUART HAMPLE

The letters in this book express that part of a child's world reserved for special thoughts and wishes. The subject matter ranges through those beliefs, desires, questions and doubts that are urgent and common to all children. Some of the letters are disarmingly wise, others naOve; some are knowing, some simple; some reverent, some not so reverent. Many are weighted with seriousness; others are lit with smiles. All of them are addressed to God with much hope and trust.

Grownups know for certain, of course, that the letters will not get there no matter how much postage they carry. But then grownups know so much more than children-sometimes.

In choosing these letters, we've tried to convey that incredible variety they represent. Their spelling and grammar have not been corrected, for what they say they say better as they are.

Excerpted from Children's Letters to God: The New Collection. Copyright (c) 1991. Reprinted with permission by Workman Publishing.

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Table of Contents

Introduction

Puzzlements, dilemmas and other imponderables

Fervent wishes, suggestions and complaints

Approvals, confidences and thanks

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  • Posted June 17, 2013

    Enchanting!

    I have now purchased over the years 5 copies of this book to share with friends. The beauty and wonder of the world seen through the eyes of children so clear and uncomplicated. This little letter from Eugene is my favorite: "Dear God, I didn't think orange went with purple until I saw the sunset you made on Tue. That was cool!" And the letters reflect the closeness and personalization they feel with God - He isn't an abstract being for them. Mickey D. wrote, "Dear God, If you watch in church on Sunday, I will show you my new shoes." The fact that I keep buying the book and giving it to others is the best personal endorsement I can make.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 2004

    Out of the Mouths of Babes

    This little volume really nails children & their innocent point of view of the unknown to a T. Perhaps they're the ones who are onto something. Anyways, anytime I need to keep a little perspective on the greater picture, I flip open this darling little book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 17, 2003

    A Great Pick-Me-Up

    While traveling out of state, I was jet-lagged and suffering a case of the why-can't-I-just-stay-at-home blah's. A colleague in the city where I was staying recommended this book. It's a great little pick-me-up. This also makes great stocking stuffers, birthday gifts, etc.

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