Angelo by David Macaulay


Angelo by David Macaulay

When Angelo is restoring an old church in Rome, he finds a small bird, barely breathing. Not being able to find somewhere safe to leave her, he has no choice but to take her home with him. Despite Angelo's 'professional dislike for pigeons', the pair become friends, and Angelo names the bird Sylvia. Eventually, Sylvia is able to repay Angelo's kindness by supporting him when he needs it most.


Tender and poignant ... Drawn skilfully and freely in pen and ink, washed with shades of blue and terracotta, the pictures are full of events and details beyond the story, and depict the rooftops, the restaurants and the light of Italy in a way that makes you long to be there. -- Nicolette Jones The Sunday Times Macaulay refuses to be confined by the conventions of the picture book. Booklist Unassuming but affecting, this tale of friendship is bound to be popular with a wide audience. The Bulletin The warm, offbeat story of camaraderie and nurturing is told in subtly humorous, succinct text, but it's Macaulay's winning illustrations that steal the show. Booklist These intricate drawings are suffused with soft autumnal colours that perfectly complement the beautiful story. The New York Times Book Review

About the Author

David Macaulay is an established author and illustrator - his books have sold over 2 million copies in the US alone and his work has been translated into a dozen languages. He is an alumni and faculty member of the Rhode Island School of Design. He has won numerous awards such as the Caldecott Medal, and was nominated for the Hans Christian Andersen Award, and three of his books (Cathedral, Castle and Pyramid) have been made into popular PBS TV programmes.

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48 pages
Interest Age: To 5


David Macaulay
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Publication date

7th August 2008



Publisher Profile

Andersen Press Ltd is an imprint of Andersen Press

logo Andersen Press is one of the leading independent children’s publishers, publishing some of the biggest names in the world of children's books including the much-loved picture book characters the Little Princess and Elmer the patchwork elephant. Andersen Press is the home of many award-winning authors and illustrators including Melvin Burgess, Rebecca Stead, Satoshi Kitamura, Tony Ross, David McKee, Chris Judge and Jeanne Willis. Founded in 1976 by Klaus Flugge it won the Bologna Best Children’s Publisher prize in the European Category in 2016, the company’s 40th anniversary year.

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