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What's the story?
There is an angel living in a Swiss village where life is quiet and good -- until a small American girl named Zola arrives with her papa. Unlike everyone else, Zola can see the angel, because she has dealt with angels before. And she has high expectations for what angels can do. When Zola discovers some homeless children who need help, Zola and the angel help each other, and help the villagers become a closer community in the process.
Is it any good?
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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