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Waterslain Angels

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In the village of Waterslain in Norfolk, in the 1950s, a fragment from a carved angel's wing is discovered. Maybe the wooden angels that once supported the church roof were not, after all, destroyed centuries ago, but spirited away to safety. Two children decide to find them.
Paperback, 192 pages
Published June 1st 2009 by Orion Children's Books (first published October 18th 2008)
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Waterslain Angels is the fifth book I have read written by the wonderful Kevin Crossley-Holland. Despite the fact that this book was only published in 2008, it feels quite old fashioned as if it had been written a long time ago.

Although I found it in the older YA section of the book shop I think this book is actually more suited to younger reads of 10-12 although I still enjoyed reading it at 24.

It is set in Norfolk in the year 1955, during a time where children didn't stay in playing computer
Nesa Sivagnanam
For centuries the village of Waterslain has hidden a dark secret. When Annie and Sandy set out to solve the mystery of the angels missing from the church roof, they soon discover someone else is on the same trail. Someone else who will stop at nothing to get there first.

A series of clues leads Annie and Sandy nearer and nearer to the truth -- and into great danger. Can they rescue the angels or will they themselves need rescuing from the dark and forbidden places into which the quest will lead t
Good for 10-12 year olds. A good storyline with well developed characters but the most intersting part is the historical dual narrative. The narrative style is of a more 'traditional' childrens adventure story (in that there are no supernatural creatures and a slower pace). My son read it at 10 yrs enjoyed it, and was really fascinated when we visited some East Anglian churches with carved wooden angels later that year
A Colleen Jones
Beautiful story about two children who are searching for the missing angels of a local church. Lovely look at a small village in 1950s England, with just enough of a thrilling mystery and great characters to keep it really interesting.
Ira Phillips
I didn't finish this one.
Although the story looked interesting I couldn't deal with the old-fashioned language so it wasn't for me.
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Kevin Crossley-Holland is a well-known poet and prize-winning author for children. His books include Waterslain Angels, a detective story set in north Norfolk in 1955, and Moored Man: A Cycle of North Norfolk Poems; Gatty's Tale, a medieval pilgrimage novel; and the Arthur trilogy (The Seeing Stone, At the Crossing-Places and King of the Middle March), which combines historical fiction with the re ...more
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The Norse Myths (Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library) The Seeing Stone (Arthur Trilogy, #1) At the Crossing Places (Arthur Trilogy, #2) King of the Middle March (Arthur Trilogy, #3) The Anglo-Saxon World: An Anthology

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