***Pascual and the Kitchen Angels
by Tomie dePaola
G. P. Putnam’s Sons, New York, 2004. 32 pages.
Available on Amazon.com for $11.89 in hardcover.
Available at Sembach Library (E DEP).
Here’s Tomie de Paola’s latest picture book, a nice story with warm colors.
When Pascual was born, angels sang. He became a shepherd and sang
with his sheep. He was also kind to people. Eventually, he became
a monk. At the monastery, they wanted him to cook, but he didn’t know
how. So he prayed, and angels came and cooked a meal while he was praying.
I must admit, I wish that angels would do that for me. At the end
of the book, Tomie de Paola has a page explaining the true story behind
the legend, and suggesting how the legend got started. This is a lovely
story for sharing with a child.
Reviews of other books by Tomie dePaola:
Let the Whole Earth Sing Praise
Fight the Night
What a Year
Things Will Never Be the Same
Copyright © 2004 Sondra Eklund. All
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