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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,025 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sharon Creech Narrator: Samantha Qua Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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.”


  • “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.”


  • “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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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. "

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