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The Unfinished Angel

By Debra Bogart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Charming and uplifting story is even great to read aloud.

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age 9+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 8+


Adorable relationship between a silly spunky little girl and an Angel who is feeling a bit lost. The two of them help other children in their own way.

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age 8+

A quiet but engaging book... read aloud for 8-10 year olds

My girls loved the book, and I enjoyed reading it aloud. We giggled at the angel's foibles with Engles (e.g, "peoples" instead of "people"). This is one of those quiet stories that packs a punch. It's very deep. So deep, in fact, that I feel like I need to go back and reread.

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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4 ):
Kids say (3 ):

This charming book is vintage Creech. Humor and warmth fill this story of a Swiss mountain village and its angel -- living quietly in the past while contemporary problems such as homeless children are right under their noses. The difficulties the village angel has dealing with her task (“Peoples! They are so strange! Did their brains fall out of their heads?”) lead the angel to a better understanding of life on earth. And Zola and her mama and papa also come to the village with plans to make it a better place for everyone. 

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