Angels on a Pin

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How many angels can dance on the head of a pin? People have toyed with that question for centuries. Now Barbara Helen Berger's newest book prompts fascinating new questions: What if there was a whole city on the head of a pin? And the angels there thought they lived in the best, and only city in the universe? Until someone discovered there were other pins. And other cities. With angels dancing in every one!

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Overview

How many angels can dance on the head of a pin? People have toyed with that question for centuries. Now Barbara Helen Berger's newest book prompts fascinating new questions: What if there was a whole city on the head of a pin? And the angels there thought they lived in the best, and only city in the universe? Until someone discovered there were other pins. And other cities. With angels dancing in every one!

Author/artist Barbara Helen Berger provides a magical, musical glimpse of worlds within worlds, where angels dance and the possibilities are endless.

The people living in a tiny city on a pin, thinking that theirs is the biggest city in the world but feeling lonesome, discover another city on another pin and rejoice that they are not alone.

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Berger (Grandfather Twilight) offers a pretty but vacuous riff on the originally satirical question "How many angels can dance on the head of a pin?" by positing dreamy worlds within worlds of tiny, pin-dwelling angels. Her story opens with the question, "What if there was a city on a pin?"; the accompanying art shows a small-town street, with people and pets--all of them with wings, apparently angels. In the foreground, an elderly woman angel sees a pincushion in a dressmaker's window. The next pages home in on the pincushion, where the head of each pin is the site of a whole city of tiny angels. The plot is thin to the point of brittle: the angels on the pin-city think theirs is the only one in the world, then a child using a telescope spies another city on a pin, contact is made and a celebration begins. Berger's mixed-media paintings create a light and lively atmosphere where angels of all ages and nationalities boogie-woogie ("Shimmy shimmy hip hop, and cha-cha-cha") in mid-air, rejoicing, "Hey wow, look! We're not alone!" The framing story reprises this theme, returning to illustrations of the elderly woman, now joined by a dapper old gent in a top hat--and, suggesting the circularity of the premise, a child can be seen gazing through a telescope. Given that Berger makes no particular use of the angel motif (these could just as well be miniature people), the net effect is that of an extended daydream. Ages 4-8. (Feb.) Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.
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"What if there was a city on a pin?" speculates Berger. But the people there don't know how tiny their city is. They think it is "the only city in the world," until one day they see another city. The joyous celebration of the discovery of each other leads to boogie-woogie, "bebop-a-loola, sha-na na-na na," and other forms of hoopla heard far away, then joined by others. The sense of magic and far-away, with wings on all characters, is grounded in the universal delight of "We're not alone!" as we move from a regular size street to the action on a pin on the hat in a hat shop. This message of togetherness is reinforced by the diversity of the characters with their trucks, bicycles, buses, and even skateboards. The double pages are filled with acrylic, colored pencil, and pastel "on hot pressed watercolor paper" cityscapes on pins, buttons, and spools of thread, with characters gyrating in the pleasure of mutual friendship. 2000, Philomel/Penguin Puffin, Ages 4 to 9, $16.99. Reviewer: Ken Marantz and Sylvia Marantz—Children's Literature
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780399232473
  • Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
  • Publication date: 3/6/2000
  • Pages: 1
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.96 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.32 (d)

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