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The Unfinished Angel

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The Unfinished Angel

Peoples are strange!

The things they are doing and saying-sometimes they make no sense. Did their brains fall out of their heads? And why so much saying, so much talking all the time day and night, all those words spilling out of those mouths? Why so much? Why don't they be quiet?

In the ancient stone tower of the Casa Rosa, in a tiny village high in the Swiss Alps, life for one angel has been the same, well, for as long as she (or he?) can remember. Until Zola arrives, a determined American girl who wears three skirts all at once. For neighbors who have been longtime enemies, children who have been lost, and villagers who have been sleepily living their lives: hold on. Zola and the angel are about to collide. Figs start flying, dogs start arfing, and the whole village begins to wake up. Zola is a girl with a mission. And our angel has been without one-till now.

This hilarious and endearing novel by Newbery Medal winner Sharon Creech reminds us that magic is found in the most ordinary acts of kindness.

Peoples are strange!

The things they are doing and saying-sometimes they make no sense. Did their brains fall out of their heads? And why so much saying, so much talking all the time day and night, all those words spilling out of those mouths? Why so much? Why don't they be quiet?

In the ancient stone tower of the Casa Rosa, in a tiny village high in the Swiss Alps, life for one angel has been the same, well, for as long as she (or he?) can remember. Until Zola arrives, a determined American girl who wears three skirts all at once. For neighbors who have been longtime enemies, children who have been lost, and villagers who have been sleepily living their lives: hold on. Zola and the angel are about to collide. Figs start flying, dogs start arfing, and the whole village begins to wake up. Zola is a girl with a mission. And our angel has been without one-till now.

This hilarious and endearing novel by Newbery Medal winner Sharon Creech reminds us that magic is found in the most ordinary acts of kindness.

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  • Lexile:
    810
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  • Reading Level:
    3 - 6

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About the Author-
  • Sharon Creech is the author of the Newbery Medal winner Walk Two Moons and the Newbery Honor winner The Wanderer. Her other novels include Heartbeat, Ruby Holler, Love That Dog, Bloomability, Absolutely Normal Chaos, Chasing Redbird, and Pleasing the Ghost, as well as three picture books: A Fine, Fine School; Fishing in the Air; and Who's That Baby? Ms. Creech and her husband live in upstate New York.

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  • AudioFile Magazine The narrator of Sharon Creech's latest book is an angel who feels confused, unfinished, and unsure of what she is supposed to be doing. Her uneventful life is upset by the arrival of Zola, a girl who sees the angel and challenges her to "do something" about a group of neglected homeless children. This is a story that is improved by its transition to audio and the serendipity of a talented narrator. Samantha Quan's delivery is smooth, and she carries off Angel's unique mangling of words without sacrificing meaning. It's obvious Quan enjoys channeling this personable character. Listeners will be equally charmed by this unfinished angel who finds her purpose. N.E.M. (c) AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine
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