ANGEL'S KITE/LA ESTRELLA DE ANGEL by Alberto Blanco

ANGEL'S KITE/LA ESTRELLA DE ANGEL

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Age Range: 4 - 10
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 Illustrated with vibrant, intricate collages by a Mexican artist of international reputation, a mystical story about how one man's determined artistic endeavor results in the return of his town's missing bell. What became of the bell isn't known (the priest might have sold it to a foreign collector; revolutionaries could have melted it down for cannon). But while others reconcile themselves, Angel the kitemaker comforts himself for its loss with a magnum opus: his most beautiful kite ever, bearing the image of the town with its bell. Once complete, the kite escapes, eventually to be reclaimed sans bell--which now, miraculously, is in the church tower. Resonant imagery and glowing illustrations give this quiet tale a potent folkloric aura. Dan Bellm provided the English version of the Mexican poet's text. (Picture book. 4- 10)

Pub Date: May 15th, 1994
ISBN: 0-89239-121-9
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Children's Book Press
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 15th, 1994