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Angel on the Roof by Shirley Hughes

Angel on the Roof

Shirley Hughes

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2 reviews

Category: Children's
Imprint: Walker Books Ltd
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Publication date: 1 Oct 2019
ISBN: 9781406379648

A timeless story about friendship and understanding by the Kate Greenaway-winning author of Dogger.

  • The Sunday TimesChildren's Book of the Week
4 stars out of 5
Nicolette Jones
13 Oct 2019

"A timeless story fit for the approaching season, and for these times."

Ninety-two-year-old Hughes’s warm-hearted, uplifting novella, with drawings of city life, is penned with gilded details and precision within its extempore style. It is a fable about an angel’s visit

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4 stars out of 5
Alex O’Connell
28 Sep 2019

"A charming new Christmas tale"

In this exquisitely illustrated story Hughes, 92, best known for Dogger and the Alfie stories, is not pushing godliness down little throats, but reminding us that kindness goes a long way. We need her gentle parables, generous nudges and spiritual reflection more than ever this season. One question: can someone direct her angel to the Palace of Westminster?