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Angelo by David Macaulay
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Aug 19, 11

bookshelves: 2011, children-s, picture
Read in August, 2011

A wonderfully illustrated story about a plasterer who befriends a pigeon. Angelo finds an injured pigeon and nurses her back to health. As he ages, the pigeon encourages him through his final days of a church restoration. One of the things that I really like about this book is that it includes and addresses Angelo's death. While this can be a serious and scary subject for children, I believe that it is a topic that educators and parents need to find thoughtful ways to talk about it.

As much as I enjoyed the illustrations and stories, I think that the plot could have flowed a bit more smoothly. Angelo is a thoughtful and kind story that adults will appreciate as well.
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