Wednesday, October 21, 2009

The Unfinished Angel...

Sharon Creech.  You see her name and you know her latest book will be something special.  The Unfinished Angel is no exception.  This story takes place in Casa Rosa, a castle in a tiny village in the Swiss Alps and revolves around one angel and a little American girl name Zola.  Zola and the angel are brought together in the most interesting, humorous, and endearing way.
     On her website, Sharon Creech tells us that this story came about after her two-year-old granddaughter told the following story:  "Once upon a time in Spain there was an angel, and the angel was me.  The end."  From that brief little story and a trip to Switzerland, this story came to be.  This book is based on kindness, hope, and relationships between people (and angels), told in humor and Creech's ever poetic language.
     For a special look at this amazing book and to learn more about the author, check out Sharon Creech's website:


  1. Thanks for the recommendation and also for sharing the story behind the story!

  2. Sharon Creech is one of my favorite authors, but I did not realize that she had a new book out. I am so glad I ran across your mention of it. I like the background story as well.