Angel's Kite / La estrella de angel

by Alberto Blanco and Rodolfo Morales

An enchanting picture book featuring lively, colorful collage art and an engaging,... read more

An enchanting picture book featuring lively, colorful collage art and an engaging, original story about Angel, a young man who consoles himself over the disappearance of the church bell in his Mexican town by making beautiful kites. His "comets" and "stars," as the kites are called, cheer everyone but Angel himself, until he creates one particular kite that is not only beautiful, but magical as well. Originally written in Spanish, the text is presented in English and Spanish. The singular illustrations are alive with detail created from items that the artist in every child will recognize: string, foil stars, tissue paper, fabric and other art box treasures. (Ages 4-7)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1994

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