Little Wings #1: Willa Bean's Cloud Dreams

Little Wings #1: Willa Bean's Cloud Dreams

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by Cecilia Galante, Kristi Valiant
     
 

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Cecilia Galante, the author of The Patron Saint of Butterflies, makes her Stepping Stones debut with a sweet series about a lovable curly-haired cupid.

Most cupids have soft straight hair, rosy cheeks, and silky white wings. Not Willa Bean! She has a crazy mess of hair, a million-bajillion freckles, and bright purple wings with silver tips. And lately

Overview

Cecilia Galante, the author of The Patron Saint of Butterflies, makes her Stepping Stones debut with a sweet series about a lovable curly-haired cupid.

Most cupids have soft straight hair, rosy cheeks, and silky white wings. Not Willa Bean! She has a crazy mess of hair, a million-bajillion freckles, and bright purple wings with silver tips. And lately those bright purple wings with silver tips have been giving Willa Bean an awful lot of problems. They won't fly! Cupid Academy is starting soon, and what if she's the only cloudbound cupid there? Nope, nope, nopeity, nope. Willa Bean just has to make her wings behave!


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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780375983528
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
12/27/2011
Series:
A Stepping Stone Book(TM)
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
112
Sales rank:
872,338
File size:
6 MB
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

Meet the Author

CECILIA GALANTE's YA novel, The Patron Saint of Butterflies, was a Book Sense pick, the Northeast Indie Booksellers YA Book of the Year, and a Recommended Read for Teens on Oprah's Web site. She has also written The Sweetness of Salt, Wildwood, and Hershey Herself.

KRISTI VALIANT has illustrated several children's books, including Cora Cooks Pancit and Dancing Dreams.


From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Willa Bean's Cloud Dreams (Little Wings Series #1) 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Celestialclan
momov2 More than 1 year ago
My 8yr old daughter thought this book was really good, very relatable. She likes the humor and sarcasm in the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I HATE YOU! *she sobbed, tears streaming from her cheeks. She ran away*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Any1 on?
MizChelleB More than 1 year ago
This little cupid will cause you to fall in love.but not because of her bow and arrow. Willa Bean is a cupid with a mess of wild, curly hair that grows up, out, and sideways. She has a "milli-bajillion freckles" and wings of purple feathers with silver tips. Her and her friend Harper spend their days hunting for treasure, and quite a bit of it gets stored in Willa Bean's Hair. But now things are changing, as the pair are set to begin Cupid Academy. Only problem is, Willa Bean can't fly, and the fiesty little cupid is worried she will be the only one in her class who can't. At first, I was a little put off by the "cuteness" of the story. But it really takes off, and Willa Bean's adorable personality really shoots an arrow straight into your heart. Though I received only a galley of the book, the illustrations in sketch format are cute. As I read it to my four year old, she didn't mind their rough format. I am sure the final product will be even more captivating. The message of the book is great for those kids struggling to fit in, or to address the frustration headstrong girls feel. My youngest and I were able to discuss her similarities with Willa Bean, and how she deals with some of the frustration she feels. I would recommend this book for girls young as 4-5, and up to about 8, depending upon their reading level. It is a great for those children who are just beginning to read chapter books. I give it five stars, a must have for your daughter's bookshelf. The book will be available for purchase late December. If you would like to read more about Cecilia Galante, or check out her other titles, check out her website. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255
GHott More than 1 year ago
This was a delightful book for early school aged children or early readers. The girls enjoyed Willa Bean's antics - though I cringed - and giggled quite frequently.