Books by Carl Angel

SKY HIGH by Marissa Moss
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 11, 2009

"An inspirational tale of an inspirational woman. (author's note, photos) (Picture book. 6-10)"
Maggie Gee longed to fly—but she grew up in the 1930s, when many women were not allowed to pilot planes. Read full book review >
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2006

"The vivid paintings have a cartoon quality that punches off the page and there are some fun touches: The landlord wears a hat and suit of $1000 bills. (bilingual English-Tagalog text) (Picture book. 6-9)"
Lakas, a young Filipino American, befriends several street performers who all live in the Makibaka Hotel. Read full book review >
FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"Full of love for family and community, this bilingual story embodies the belief that positive action can overcome the negatives of circumstance. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Angel's expressive and teeming illustrations warmly complement the sweet temper of Argueta's tale of an El Salvadoran family—daughter, mother, and father—living in San Francisco. Read full book review >
WILLIE WINS by Almira Astudillo Gilles
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 15, 2001

"An understated pearl of a story, humbly and somewhat awkwardly illustrated in deep-colored acrylics, with two affecting characterizations and an exemplary bond of love. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A tender but vital tribute to a father's love and a son's faith, as well as a gratifying sleeve across a bully's windpipe, from a talented newcomer. Read full book review >