Angel Thieves

By APPELT, Kathi

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ISBN
9781442421097
Publisher
S. & S. Atheneum


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on May 1, 2019  |  Young Adult

Gr 9 Up—Houston today: a teenage boy and his father steal marble angels from cemeteries in the dead of night. A teenage girl, inspired by a young boy and a honey bear jar, takes a chance on love. An ocelot, trapped by a poacher, suffers and starves alone in its cage. Houston, 1846: a freed black woman runs away with her two enslaved young daughters, searchi...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on March 1, 2019

The Buffalo Bayou flows some fifty miles through Texas, generally moving slowly, although storms and heavy rains will create gushing currents that pick up remnants of the inhabitants' lives and possessions. Set in Houston on the banks of the Bayou, Appelt's latest novel (The Underneath, rev. 5/08; The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp, rev. 7/13) personifies the waterway as it witnesses a series of complex backstories from both the past and the present. These narrative strands are like tributaries...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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