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By Keith Donohue

ISBN-10: 0307450279

ISBN-13: 9780307450272

"A magical story of affection and redemption that's as splendidly written because it is attractive . . . Angels earns its wings."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Margaret Quinn lives by myself, quietly mourning the disappearance of her basically baby, who fled ten years prior to hitch an intensive pupil workforce often called the Angels of Destruction.

On a chilly winter’s evening, a nine-year-old woman arrives on Margaret’s doorstep, claiming to be an orphan with out position to head. This baby beguiles Margaret, and jointly they hatch a plan to move her off as her newly chanced on granddaughter, Norah Quinn.

Their conspiracy is made susceptible by way of Norah’s magical revelations to the youngsters of town, and through a lone determine shadowing the woman, who threatens to bare the child’s precise id and goal. who're those strangers fairly? and what's their connection to the previous, the Angels, and Margaret’s long-missing daughter?

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He swung his leg over and crept down rail by rail as Mrs. Quinn stepped forward to confront him. ” Stunned to be approached, he nodded. She would lure him with warm gingerbread and then pop him in the oven. ” “How old are you, Sean? ” Norah sidled up to him, inspecting his face. “Ah, really? ” “You're not eight and a half. It's only January. ” The boy blinked in the sunshine. Or fatten him on bread and milk in a cage that hung from the ceiling. Mrs. Quinn stepped between the children. “I see you cutting through here every day.

Seeing that her meaning was lost on the man, she restated. “A fear of the out of doors. ” “I know perfectly well, young lady, what agro—” “She can't quite shake it. I'm a godsend, really. You can't imagine the strain of the simplest things. ” “And you are her granddaughter. ” “It says right there in the letter, Mr. Taylor. ” She looked directly at his eyes. He dug into his desk for the proper forms, flipping through a multicolored stack of papers. ” She leaned forward and laid her fingertips along the edge of his desk.

Mrs. Patterson, making the rounds among the schoolchildren, paused to offer encouragement or advice to each child. When she reached the window and saw what Norah was doing, she broke from the regimen and strode to her, stopping close enough to cast a shadow over the table's pen-pocked surface, transfixed by the drawing of the attacking leopard and the delicate manipulations at hand. When she finished folding, Norah laid an origami crane beside her picture and immediately began work on another. Without a word, Mrs.

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