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Morpurgo, Michael

On Angel Wings

(1) 1-3 Illustrated by Quentin Blake. Morpurgo's exhilarating Nativity story features traditional elements but also takes startling departures. A colloquial tone doesn't feel irreverent; the familiarity of the characters' interactions makes the boy's adoration of the baby Jesus even more powerful. The small trim size emphasizes the intimate nature of Morpurgo's story; still, Blake's watercolors can rise to glorious heights, especially when depicting the heavenly host.


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