Monday, November 23, 2009

Monday Book Talk - The Unfinished Angel

You know you are reading a nice book when you immediately think of all the people you want to buy it for. You also know you are reading a nice book when you start reading it aloud even though you are all by yourself.

On Friday we got a box of new books and on top was The Unfinished Angel by Sharon Creech. (She also wrote Walk Two Moons.) I had other important things to read, but I couldn't help myself. I had it finished by Sunday afternoon.

It is about a little angel that lives in the Swiss Mountains. The angel speaks very cutely. I didn't find it especially funny, but very endearing. The angel talks a lot about swishing in the peoples heads and shining warm beams down to them. Then a little girl, Zola, shows up and can see the angel. She has lots of ideas about what angels do and it perplexes our angle. "How is she knowing what angels are doing? I am the angel! I missed some teachings I believe". Zola discovers a problem that she would very much like the angel to solve and the two set out together to make things right.

This is a tiny book. It's like a novella. The characters are not too deep and we don't get much back story, but it is a dear little book.


  1. I really like Sharon Creech. Her books "Love that Dog" and "Hate that Cat" are popular selections in my library.

  2. I've never heard of Hate that Cat! I will put it on my consideration list.
    Jenny, I forgot to spell check my blog this morning. I'm surprised you didn't point it out.

  3. I did notice it, sorry, I didn't want to say anything. I still feel bad about the whole Challange incident.