11th out of 38 books — 3 voters
The Acrobat and the Angel
by Mark Shannon
After his grandmother dies, a boy with a talent as an acrobat finds a home at a monastery where he must give up his "carnival ways"--until he performs one last miraculous time.
Published September 13th 1999 by Putnam Juvenile
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May 20, 2009 Georgiana rated it 5 of 5 stars
"Such a warm book about expression of religion. "Every night before dinner, Pequele and his grandmother would kneel down to pray before the angel Pequele's mother had left them. They would give thanks for each other and, as Pequele's grandmother would say, "for the warmth and light inside us, which is all simple folks like ourselves can understand of God's mysterious ways." (J 398.244 Ac77)"