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3.39 out of 53.39 out of 53.39 out of 53.39 out of 53.39 out of 5 3.39 (33 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sharon Creech Narrator: Samantha Quan Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2009 ISBN: 9780061961663
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Peoples are strange!

The things they are doing and saying—sometimes they make no sense. Did their brains fall out of their heads? And why so much talking, all those words spilling out of those mouths? Why don’t they be quiet?

In a tiny village high in the Swiss Alps, life for one angel has been the same, well, for as long as she (or he?) can remember. Then Zola arrives, a determined American girl who wears three skirts all at once. For neighbors who have been longtime enemies, children who have been lost, and villagers who have been sleepily living their lives: hold on. Zola and the angel are about to collide. Zola is a girl with a mission, and our angel has been without one—until now.

This hilarious and endearing novel by Newbery Medal winner Sharon Creech reminds us that magic is found in the most ordinary acts of kindness.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Unbelievably sweet…[A] charming tale.”

    Wall Street Journal

  • “Something to be thankful for: a touching, deep-seeing book with a huge cast of likable characters and an entirely happy ending.”

    Boston Globe

  • “Newbery Medalist Creech again works her magic, offering an offbeat tale set in a small village in the Swiss Alps…Uplifting and full of vibrant characters, this book shows that angels come in all shapes and sizes and can sometimes even be human.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “This somewhat experimental novel has an unusual structure and lots of off-kilter dialogue, but it is also a simple story with an uplifting message and a healthy dose of wit and humor. Very readable.”

    VOYA

  • “Brimful of grace and cheer; moving, funny, and sweet—and begging to be read aloud.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • “[Creech] stretches her already accomplished wings to provide an ethereal effect, somewhat reminiscent of Lois Lowry’s Gossamer, that will draw many readers to this metaphysical parable.”

    Booklist

  • “Some books are absolute magic, and this is one of them…Creech’s offering deserves to be read out loud and more than once to truly enjoy the angel’s hilarious malapropisms and outright invented words, and to appreciate the book’s tender, comical celebration of the human spirit.”

    School Library Journal

  • A Winter 2009 Indie Next List Selection for Children

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ricki | 2/13/2014

    " Well, this is certainly a bizarre book. I was impressed with how artfully Creech weaves language. This book is written for juveniles in the upper elementary to lower middle grades, but I am not sure any student of this age would understand it. I think my high school students would find sections of the novel to be quite confusing. I enjoyed reading it, but I was left wondering what audience would best appreciate this novel. It is certainly creative and quirky! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen Arendt | 1/17/2014

    " Cute story. I had a little trouble with the language, mostly be because the angel could not think of the correct word... ex: shad, shat, shed. Clearly designed to be part of the story, but it would make it hard for students who do not read well to understand at times. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Molly | 1/15/2014

    " This book was so awful it was boring and the plot was rubbish I HATED IT!!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jill | 1/9/2014

    " In the category of books I am reading to see if I'd recommend them to Laurel. When she's older, and well, assuming she asks me. Creech wins awards. I am not sure a young reader would get this particular book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ann Krembs | 1/3/2014

    " I love the narrator of this book. What a newnique voice! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joann | 12/26/2013

    " interesting dialect--interesting concept "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laurie | 12/11/2013

    " An odd little book, but the narrator (an angel in Italian-speaking Switzerland) was endearing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wendy Cato | 12/10/2013

    " This was such an enjoyable read. I am swishing good thought. You need to read this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenny | 12/9/2013

    " Another fun book by Sharon Creech. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pamela | 11/22/2013

    " I loaf this book. I really loaf it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 11/8/2013

    " I just read this to my ten year old daughter and we both thought this was a sweet book. Not a lot happens but it does have a nice theme of helping others. Plus the angel is funny with its vocabulary and mischievous side. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kim | 11/1/2013

    " Unfortunately, not my cup of tea. The made up words that the angel says is distracting. I never bonded with any of the characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephanie Jewett | 10/24/2013

    " So very charming. I loved this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Louise Hartvigsen | 10/15/2013

    " I like Sharon Creech quite a lot. This new book is fun, but not as good as some of her others. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Megan | 9/7/2013

    " How would you make a stick poem on Zola. Can some one help me ASAP. Please. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ruth Anne | 7/16/2013

    " Very inventive writing - I'm reading young adult fiction right now to see what might be interesting for Amelia. She mostly likes Hunger Games though :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lily | 6/6/2013

    " The Unfinished Angel is about an angel who learns a great deal from a "middle aged" girl named Zola. It is a very cute book and a comedy. Anyone through the ages 5 and 13 will love this book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 5/31/2013

    " Such a sweet book! The writing is charming and I love the characters. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Katrinadohn Dohn | 4/14/2013

    " I have always liked books by this author, but this book was just plain strange. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tanvi | 11/8/2012

    " May I just mention that I absolutely love Sharon Creech as an author and so any review of any of her books by me is bound to be biased? I love her lucid style and how she describes stuff as if you're exactly in the reader's head. Angel will swish into your head immediately. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kerri | 10/6/2012

    " This was the first book that my duaghter and I read for a girls & mom's book club. It is written in broken english, so it's a little bit difficult to follow, but the overall story is sweet and I liked how the community comes together to help each other. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alisha | 3/16/2012

    " I read this book with my 8 year old. It was a cute book but kind of hard for an 8 year old to read because of all the made up words in it (there are a lot). It was fun reading with my daughter anyway though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathy | 12/6/2011

    " This book would be so much fun to read aloud with the accent. Probably the only way some students would understand the text and spellings. A delightful book. But, then I love Sharon Creech. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dawn | 12/2/2011

    " This is the new Sharon Creech - a terrific children's author. It was really pretty good. At first I didn't like it much, but then I got in to it. The reader has to get use to the language of the story....it's a very different tale. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nanci | 6/15/2011

    " I thought this book was strange. I didn't really relate to or like the characters all that much. Maybe I am not very smart but I just really didn't get the point of this book. Perhaps it is an example of how the old and the young can enrich each other but still, I just didn't get it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Catharine | 4/7/2011

    " This was a cute story. It'd be a fun one to read aloud to an elementary school-aged child. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patricia | 3/28/2011

    " quirky but great story. I think this could have been written better..therefore only 3 stars. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Joshua | 3/21/2011

    " Love creech but just no... Intentional misspellings, bad grammar... Confusing... A rare misstep IMHO... Sorry ms. Creech "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Clare | 3/12/2011

    " Creech plays with language beautifully again, but the story is not up to much. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mama | 3/12/2011

    " A Christmas gift from a dear friend. LOVED the language! If you're a Sharon Creech fan (think Love That Dog), you'll enjoy this very quick and uplifting read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eme | 3/6/2011

    " it was sometimes confusing, but good over all "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emily | 2/27/2011

    " thought it was strange. hard to follow "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathy | 2/27/2011

    " This book would be so much fun to read aloud with the accent. Probably the only way some students would understand the text and spellings. A delightful book. But, then I love Sharon Creech. "

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About the Author
Author Sharon Creech

Sharon Creech is the author of the Newbery Medal–winning Walk Two Moons and the Newbery Honor Book The Wanderer. Her other work includes the novels The Unfinished Angel, Hate That Cat, The Castle Corona, Replay, Heartbeat, Granny Torrelli Makes Soup, Ruby Holler, Love That Dog, Bloomability, Absolutely Normal Chaos, Chasing Redbird, and Pleasing the Ghost, as well as three picture books: A Fine, Fine School; Fishing in the Air; and Who’s That Baby? Ms. Creech and her husband live in upstate New York.

About the Narrator

Samantha Quan is a graduate of the Graduate Acting Program at New York University. She has performed on stage in New York and regionally, including at the Ensemble Studio Theater and the Globe Theaters. Samantha presently resides in Los Angeles, where she works in film and television.