The Book of Everything

The Book of Everything

by Guus Kuijer

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Faith is joy is love is hope in this novel of exquisite power and everyday miracles, reminiscent of Barbara Kingsolver's THE POISONWOOD BIBLE. Thomas can see things no one else can see. Tropical fish swimming in the canals. The magic of Mrs. Van Amersfoort, the Beethoven-loving witch next door. The fierce beauty of Eliza with her artificial leg. And the Lord Jesus, who tells him, "Just call me Jesus." Thomas records these visions in his "Book of Everything." They comfort him when his father beats him, when the angels weep for his mother's black eyes. And they give him the strength to finally confront his father and become what he wants to be when he grows up: "Happy."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780545298988
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 04/01/2012
Sold by: Scholastic, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 112
File size: 301 KB
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

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Book of Everything 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous 11 months ago
This is a wonderful story that moves you from hating Thomas’s father to in the end feeling sorry for him, but thankful for those who encouraged and protected Thomas.
Othemts on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This short book is a brutally honest work of young adult literature set in Amsterdam a few years after the liberation and end of World War II. Thomas only wishes to be happy but has to deal with his fundamentalist and abusive father. The book is colored by magical realism and a touch of surrealism as Thomas is aided by witches, calls down the plagues of Egypt, and converses with a lonely Jesus. A powerful and touching book that touches on a lot of issues: childhood, family, religion, community, and kindness.
ohioyalibrarian on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a sweet book about a boy with an abusive father. The boy sees Jesus and angels that help him through his troubles, though his main help comes from the other loving people around him. A very fast read.
anndar on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A good friend brought this book when we met for breakfast this morning. I sat down to read it this afternoon and just finished it - it is definitely a "read in one sitting" kind of story. I loved the uniqueness of the story and the writing - highly recommend
Anonymous More than 1 year ago