An Angel Just Like Me by Mary Hoffman


An Angel Just Like Me by Mary Hoffman

When Tyler and his family are putting up the Christmas decorations, Tyler takes a look at the Christmas-tree angel, and asks, Why are they always pink? Aren't there any black angels? It's a question that no one can answer - not even his friend, Carl. And when Tyler starts combing the shops for a black angel, there are none to be found. But, late on Christmas Day, a surprise delivery from Santa convinces Tyler that there are angels just like him.


Unusual, entertaining and beautifully illustrated in watercolour Bookseller The lifelike watercolour illustrations and sensitive text combine to make a thoughtful story Nursery Projects A wonderful story that gently explores race issues 100 Best Books

About the Author

Mary Hoffman

Mary Hoffman has written around 90 books for children. Amazing Grace, commended for the Kate Greenaway medal, has sold over 1.5 million copies. Its sequel, Grace & Family, was among Junior Education 's Best Books of 1995 and shortlisted for the Sheffield Libraries Book Award 1996. Mary lives in Oxfordshire.

You can read her contributions to The History Girls blog by clicking here.

Mary Hoffman's Ten Things You Didn't Know About Me:

I didn't change my surname when I got married.

When I was a little girl, I wanted to be a garage mechanic.

My husband is half-Indian. His mother was a Parsee, born in Bangalore.

I am learning Italian and would love to have a house in Italy.

I never wear or own anything blue.

Photo by Jess Barber (©Jess Barber)

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32 pages
Interest Age: From 4


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Publication date

11th September 2007



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