Author(s): Mary Hoffman
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When Tyler and his family are putting up the Christmas decorations, Tyler takes a look at the Christmas-tree angel, and asks, "Why are they always pink? Aren't there any black angels?" It's a question that no one can answer - not even his friend, Carl. And when Tyler starts combing the shops for a black angel, there are none to be found. But, late on Christmas Day, a surprise delivery from Santa convinces Tyler that there is "an angel just like me"!
Unusual, entertaining and beautifully illustrated in watercolour Bookseller The lifelike watercolour illustrations and sensitive text combine to make a thoughtful story Nursery Projects A wonderful story that gently explores race issues 100 Best Books
Mary Hoffman has written around 90 books for children. Amazing Grace, commended for the Kate Greenaway medal, has sold over 1.5 million copies. Its sequel, Grace & Family was among Junior Education's Best Books of 1995 and shortlisted for the Sheffield Libraries Book Award 1996. Mary lives in Oxfordshire. To visit Mary Hoffman's website click here To read an interview with Mary Hoffman click here Cornelius Van Wright has collaborated with Ying-Hwa Hu on many books including Make a Joyful Sound, Zora Hurston and the Chinaberry Tree and, with Mary Hoffman for Frances Lincoln, Princess Grace. Ying-Hwa Hu is married to Cornelius van Wright, and together they are a husband-wife illustration team. She was born in Taiwan, and now lives in New York City with her husband and two young children.