In this gentle parable with a cast comprised of people of many colors and races, the people of a town with no windows and no...

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GOD IN BETWEEN

In this gentle parable with a cast comprised of people of many colors and races, the people of a town with no windows and no roads want to find God to fix up their town and solve their problems. At the edge of town are two old houses with a single window each. The old man and the old woman who live in each of these houses, called ""The Ones Who Can See Out Windows,"" are asked by the people of the town to go find God. After traveling the world, the couple comes home; having found God nowhere else, they find God in each other, and begin to cut windows and clear the way for roads. Soft chalk drawings showing people of various races are an evocative, dusky accompaniment to the often lyrical text, but the parable is not pitched toward children's literal-mindedness: If folks want windows and roads, why don't they just make some? Although Sasso (A Prayer for the Earth, 1997, etc.) is deliberately non-specific about the parable's denomination, it will work best in settings where monotheism is a given, and where this form of storytelling is familiar to the listening or reading audience.

Pub Date: July 1, 1998

ISBN: 1879045869

Page Count: 32

Publisher: Jewish Lights

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 1, 1998