Infused with hope, happiness, and an appreciation for the little things that make life big, Newbery Medalist Creech spins a singular story about one extraordinary angel, a spunky girl named Zola, a group of orphans in search of family, and a town that's changed forever.
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Magic is found in the most ordinary acts of kindness. In a tiny village high in the Swiss Alps, life for one angel has been the same, well, for as long as she (or he?) can remember. Until Zola arrives, a determined American girl who wears three skirts all at once. For neighbors who have been longtime enemies, children who have been lost, and villagers who have been sleepily living their lives: hold on. Zola and the angel are about to collide. Figs start flying, dogs start arf ing, and the whole village begins to wake up. Zola is a girl with a mission. And our angel has been without one--till now. This hilarious and endearing novel by Newbery Medal winner Sharon Creech reminds us that it's the little things that make life big.