ANGEL SPREADS HER WINGS by Judy Delton

ANGEL SPREADS HER WINGS

Age Range: 10 - 12
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KIRKUS REVIEW

World-class worrywart Angel (Angel’s Mother’s Baby, 1989, etc.) returns for a real emotional workout when her whole family goes off for the summer to visit her stepfather’s parents in Greece. It’ll be her first trip in an airplane—will she survive? What will become of her home? What if the adults decide to stay in Greece? Having seen Angel weather one domestic crisis after another in her previous appearances, fans will not be surprised that she has a wonderful time in spite of the unfamiliar food and lack of electricity. By the end, she’s shown sufficient maturity that her parents decide to start calling her by her given name, Caroline. Delton captures Angel’s internal conflict between nerves and common sense with easy assurance, and Webster’s occasional black-and-white illustrations reflect the story’s humor. (Fiction. 10-12)

Pub Date: April 1st, 1999
ISBN: 0-395-91006-4
Page count: 143pp
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1st, 1999