80 pages, 7.62 × 5.12 × 0.2 in
February 4, 2000
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0689832079
ISBN - 13: 9780689832079
From the Publisher
The Little Angel of Understanding gets along with everyone -- except for the Little Angel of Learning. He uses big words, and the little angel doesn't always know what they mean. Will the Little Angel of Understanding be able to earn his wings if there are still some words he can't figure out? He'll have to help Maggie with her problem first.
Maggie loves it when her grandmother comes for a visit. But this trip is different, because Gram isn't just visiting. She's going to move in with Maggie's family -- forever. Can the Little Angel of Understanding help Maggie make room for Gram?
About the Author
Donna Jo Napoli was born in 1948. She has earned three degrees from Harvard University: a B.A. in Mathematics, an M.A. in Italian Literature, and a Ph.D. in General and Romance Linguistics. She has taught on the university level since 1970, is widely published in scholarly journals and has received numerous grants and fellowships in the area of linguistics. She teaches linguistics and was chair of the linguistics program at Swarthmore College, where she also teaches courses in writing fiction for children. In addition to writing for children, she is a published poet and coeditor of four poetry volumes. Napoli was introduced to Dutton by Lloyd Alexander. Dutton promptly published her first middle grade novel, Soccer Shock, in 1991 to critical and popular acclaim. In 1993, Napoli's versatility became evident with the publication of The Prince of the Pond which won the New Jersey Reading Association's M. Jerry Weiss Book Award in 1997. Napoli has also won a Bulletin Blue Ribbon, School Library Journal Best Book of the Year, and a Publishers Weekly Choice of the Years Best books for her novel Zel. Napoli's Stones in Water won the Golden Kite Award in 1997.
From Our Editors
Meet the Little Angels, young girls who help others in need so that they can earn their “Angelwings.” In April Flowers: Spring Special from the AngelWings series, the Little Angel of Understanding shows Maggie how to make her lonely grandmother feel more welcome when she tells the family that she’s moving into their home for good. Donna Jo Napoli is the award-winning author of other books for children, including Stones in Water and other Angelwings titles, such as No Fair! and Playing Games.