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Susan Wojciechowski

  • 5 stars across 5 books
    Susan Wojciechowski, born in New York, was a children's librarian and schoolteacher for many years before becoming a successful author. Susan is best known for her first picture book, The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey, which won numerous honours including the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal, and was adapted into a feature film. About her writing, Susan says, "As a mother, librarian, and former teacher as well as a children's author, I have always felt the need to touch the minds of children. Through my writing, I try to reach children in a special way, by portraying them as real people - warts and all - and showing them that they are more or less alike, despite their differences."

    P.J. Lynch has won many awards including the Mother Goose Award, the Christopher Medal three times, the Irish Bisto Book of the Year Award, and the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal on two occasions - first for The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey by Susan Wojciechowski, and again for When Jessie Came Across the Sea by Amy Hest. In recent years, P.J. Lynch has been commissioned to design posters for Opera Ireland and the Abbey Theatre, as well as designing stamps for An Post. He lives in Dublin with his wife and their three children.
    9th October 1997

    Christmas Miracle Of Jonathan Toomey

    When the widow McDowell and her son Thomas knock at the woodcarver, Jonathan Toomey's door one winter's day, they receiv... More

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    3rd September 2015

    The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey

    The spirit of Christmas heals a sorrowing woodcarver's heart in this stunning 20th anniversary edition of a Kate Gre... More

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    1st September 2007

    Christmas Miracle Of Jonathan Toomey Mid

    Jonathan Toomey is the best woodcarver in the valley. He is a gruff, cold man - but no one is aware of the grief he has ... More

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    7th October 2002

    Christmas Miracle Of Jonathan Toomey Mid

    A moving and memorable Christmas tale, Winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal. Jonathan Toomey is the best woodcarver in the... More

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