Angels Among Us

Leena Lane; Ele­na Baboni, illus.
  • Review
By – March 9, 2012
Scenes involv­ing angels are extract­ed from the Jew­ish and Chris­t­ian Bibles and retold in spare, unadorned lan­guage. No con­text or inter­pre­ta­tion is offered to enhance the reader’s under­stand­ing of the sto­ries. High­ly tex­tured and styl­ized paint­ings add a mod­ern fla­vor. The inclu­sion of so many New Tes­ta­ment sto­ries makes the book unsuit­able for Jew­ish library collections.
Hei­di Estrin is librar­i­an for the Feld­man Chil­dren’s Library at Con­gre­ga­tion B’nai Israel in Boca Raton, FL. She is a past chair of the Syd­ney Tay­lor Book Award Com­mit­tee for the Asso­ci­a­tion of Jew­ish Libraries.

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