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ANGELS AMONG US by Leena Lane

ANGELS AMONG US

By Leena Lane (Author) , Elena Baboni (Illustrator)

Age Range: 5 - 8

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 2007
ISBN: 978-0-8028-5321-9
Publisher: Eerdmans

Lane uses modern language to tell 12 stories from the Old and New Testaments with the common thread being the interaction between people and angels who are “delivering messages, saving lives, or singing songs of praise.” Baboni’s illustrations are acrylics over textured painted papers using heavy brush strokes and very rounded stylized figures that look as though they have no bones. A threaded vine-like pattern appears somewhere on most of the angels. The colors are lovely turquoise, deep purple and rich green and are set out against softer beige or golden backgrounds on double-paged spreads. Each well-known story is two pages long; thus, some stories add material before or after the given chapters and verses, some names are changed or left out and the Adam and Eve story is told conveying the belief of original sin. In case the reader has forgotten, the last lines remind that “angels are among us.” (Bible stories. 5-8)