cover image SAFFY'S ANGEL


Hilary McKay, . . S&S/Aladdin, $4.99 (152pp) ISBN 978-0-689-84934-3

At the start of this story, a girl learns that she is actually the Italian-born daughter of her supposed mother's twin sister, who died in a car crash when she was three. When her grandfather also dies and leaves her the statue of an angel, her search for it leads to more than one discovery. In a boxed review, PW called this "a memorable portrait of a vastly human family." Ages 8-12. (Sept.)