Measuring Angels by Ely Lesley

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The narrator of Measuring Angels hates school. It gets even worse when Sophie, a bully and a gossip, becomes her partner for a new science project: to make a sunflower grow. When Sophie snatches the seed and shoves it into the ground, the two girls argue and the little plant does not thrive. "That sunflower is not happy," says the teacher. So the two girls decide to make a cardboard angel to watch over the plant and help it grow. Will the angel also help them understand and like each other? Lesley Ely's persuasive narrative and Polly Dunbar's beautiful artwork bring this timely tale to life.
 

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Lesley Ely live in England. Polly Dunbar is the author and illustrator of Penguin, Dog?Blue, and Flyaway Katie (all published by Candlewick). She is also the illustrator of Margaret Mahy's Down the Back of the Chair.?She studied illustration at Bright?Art School and now lives and works in Brighton, England.?
 
Published November 1, 2008 by Frances Lincoln Children's Books. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books.

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A teacherly suggestion that the two talk to it soon has them giggling together, but the real reconciliation comes when classmate Gabriel wonders whether plants have angels too—and all three pitch in to construct a teacher-sized (and -like) angel of paper and feathers.

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