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The Acrobat and the Angel

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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.
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Published September 13th 1999 by Putnam Juvenile
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Michelle Gray
Sep 12, 2016 Michelle Gray rated it really liked it
A beautiful story with rich and lovely illustrations by David Shannon.
Georgiana
"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)"
The Brothers
Jan 19, 2016 The Brothers rated it it was ok
Shelves: acrobats
This book just struck me as being really weird. It's about an orphan boy who does acrobatics and ends up with some monks. The plague is going around and he's not suppose to do acrobatics anymore and there's an angel statue he likes. All muddled up together.

Nice illustrations (by David Shannon).
Josette
Feb 27, 2009 Josette rated it really liked it
Beautiful, melancholy re-telling of a 13th century French folktale. The illustrations are lovely.
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Jun 25, 2008 Kerry Kenney rated it it was amazing
Gave me goosebumps when I read it. This is a children's book.
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Story is good, but the pictures are not.
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