Monday, April 8, 2013

Bibliophile's Corner

The Unfinished Angel
by Sharon Creech

Amazon Description:
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, 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.

My Thoughts:
This delightful novel in verse was written with a big dose of humor and whimsy; and yet, like all good novels, packed a powerful message as well. The Unfinished Angel includes the beautiful themes of love and peace, and the idea of allowing life to miraculously unfold. I would highly recommend this book to readers from the ages of eight to eighty!

To learn more about the author, Sharon Creech - click here: http://sharoncreech.com/

10 comments:

  1. This book does sound delightful! I've started a list of fabulous books to refer to and read when I have grandchildren. This one is going on my list.

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    1. Thanks, Loree. This book would definitely be a good choice for the list you mentioned.

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  2. Great review. I love the theme of an unfinished angel. And Sharon Creech is a favorite author of mine. BTW:In your section "To learn more about the author", you wrote Charon Creech. (I do that all the time and usually discover it after comments have come in.)

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    1. Thanks, Elizabeth for pointing out the error. Did I mention I'm hoping to work with an editor?! ^_^ Sharon Creech is one of my favorites too.

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  3. Whimsy, humor, and message, sounds like my kind of combination.

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    1. Thanks, Sara. Without exception, the books that I've read by Sharon Creech have been awesome!

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  4. Oh, I am so behind on reading verse novels this year! This one is on my list. Glad to read the wonderful review. Perhaps it will inspire me to go pick it up!

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  5. This sounds interesting, I read Heartbeat by Sharon Creech, which I enjoyed. I've been meaning to read more of her work, I'll have to keep this one in mind!

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    1. Amanda - I'm really excited to hear Sharon Creech at the NESCBWI Conference next month in Springfield, MA. She's one of the keynote speakers, as is Grace Lin. Take care ~

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