M.M. Ragz Lost Little Angel

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Lost Little Angel

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After accidentally entering Level Nine of Heaven, angel child Nicholas encounters a group of angels who are tired and grumpy, thus he comes up with a plan to revive their spirits and make them appreciate the special work they do once more.

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M. M. Ragz is the author of seven novels for young readers, including Eyeballs for Breakfast. Before becoming a full-time writer, she worked as an English teacher and writing coordinator in the Stamford public-school system. When she's not writing or teaching, she enjoys quilting, watercolor painting, gardening, and spending time with her three sons, Ken, P. T., and Michael, and her grandchildren, Samantha and Daniel. She lives in Monroe, Connecticut, with her husband, Phil.

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PreSchool-Grade 2-Appealing, cartoon-style illustrations enhance this slight story. Nicholas, who resides in Heaven, Level One, forgets the admonitions of the Guardian Angels and follows his dog Comet through a hole in the Heavenly Hedge. He suddenly finds himself riding up a golden staircase to Level Nine. Here he is introduced to a litany of saints/angels led by crotchety old Saint Sebastian. The Ruling Council of Angels doesn't know what to do with a lost boy and his dog, so they are allowed to remain temporarily, helping in St. Bridget's struggling rainbow garden, observing the industrious activity of the other celestial residents, and sharing their distress at the horrible noise made by a set of broken bells. When he instigates a cloudball fight and the ensuing fun results in some miraculous transformations, Nicholas is asked to stay. Instead, he chooses to return to Level One by sliding down one of St. Bridget's revitalized rainbows. Amid the questionable fantasy/theology of this story, the art, somewhat reminiscent of the work of Julie Vivas and Kevin Hawkes, is delightful. Personalities are reflected in the faces of a multicultural band of angels who fly around Level Nine in a flurry of activity, while shaggy-haired, red-sneakered Nicholas, accompanied by his spotted (and winged) pup, makes mischief for St. Sebastian. But it is a much-changed St. Sebastian who predicts at the story's close that, "someday, when you become Saint Nicholas, perhaps you will give your gifts of joy and laughter to the whole world."-Marie Orlando, Suffolk Cooperative Library System, Bellport, NY
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