The Book of Everything

Author: Guus Kuijer, translated by John Nieuwenhuizen
Rating:
Reading Level: 6th and up


Publisher: Arthur Levine Books
Edition: Manuscript, 2006 (Hardcover U.S. edition)

A slim volume with a tremendous vision. Or, maybe I should say with tremendous Visions — since 9-year-old Thomas, the protagonist, seems to be seeing many of them, and most prominently, the Lord Jesus.

A work of translation (from Dutch,) it is beautifully fluid. Enough references of the place, time, and history to pinpoint the setting but never interfere with the lean main story. Truly a gem.

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