Back after a ten-year hiatus, Angel has neither aged nor outgrown her worrywart personality and penchant for jumping to the most pessimistic (and often funniest) conclusions. School vacation has just begun and Angel is savoring the idea of spending long, lazy days reading and visiting with best friend Edna when her mom drops the bombshell: the family is going to spend the summer in Greece with stepdad Rudy's parents. Right away Angel is in her element: the airplane will fall out of the sky and, of course, she will be horribly airsick; the grandparents will hate her, or, worst of all, everyone will love everyone and they will all stay in Greece forever. Off they go, and naturally none of her worries are realized. Angel slowly discovers that she really doesn't want to be the one whom "everyone tiptoe[s] around" and who always overreacts, so she makes a stab at embracing change and starts to "spread her wings." In this new book, Angel has acquired a different illustrator, Jill Weber, and a fresh, sprightly look, but she sometimes looks younger than almost-sixth-grade. Delton's storytelling is natural; her use of dialogue, authentic. It's a lighthearted romp with only a hint of a lesson.
|Publisher:||Turtleback Books: A Division of Sanval|
|Product dimensions:||5.22(w) x 7.66(h) x 0.70(d)|
|Age Range:||8 - 11 Years|
About the Author
Judy Delton was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, and has lived there most of her life. She has published more than one hundred books for children, including the popular Pee Wee Scouts series. A master at creating short, amusing episodes, Delton writes about ordinary children in a way often compared with that of Beverly Cleary, Eleanor Estes, and Carolyn Haywood.
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Angel Spreads Her Wings based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
The book I am reviewing is Angel Spreads Her Wings written by Judy Delton. I think this book deserves five stars because it is very interesting and well written. This book is about a girl named Angel. Angel is her nickname. She has many worries. Her Mom gets married to a clown named Rudy. They have a baby and name her Athena, but they called her Thena for short. Then there is a surprise for Angel. They visit Greece. Angel doesn¿t want to go at first, but then when she gets there she has fun. A problem that occurs in this story is that Angel always worries so she is scared about going to Greece. It is also the summer and Angel wants to spend it with her friend Edna. She gets worried that they may want to live in Greece then and never move back home. Then she would never see Edna again. I¿d recommend this book to anyone but especially my friends. Other books by this author are Backyard Angel, Angel in Charge, Angel¿s Mother¿s Boyfriend, Angel¿s Mother¿s Wedding, Angel¿s Mother¿s Wedding, and Angel Bites The Bullet.