Choir of Angels by Michele Mirabile:
Age Range: 8 and up
Paperback: 32 pages
Publisher: Cedar Fort, Inc. (October 8, 2013)
Source: Publisher for tour
My Rating: 4 of 5 stars
About the Book:
This year’s Christmas pageant is going to be the best ever! And Riley is
prepared to be the greatest Joseph the pageant has ever seen. The only
person standing in his way is Sam, the class bully, but Riley knows he
can get the part. What he isn’t prepared for is a lesson in forgiveness
in this endearing story about sacrifice and love.
About the Author:
Michele Mirabile enjoys a stunning view of Mount Timpanogos from her
home in Utah County, where she lives with her devoted husband and their
two spoiled cats. Besides juggling words and delving into her
imagination, she loves meeting new people and visiting exotic ports. Her
marriage and her beautiful daughter are the greatest accomplishments of
A veteran of the United States Army, Michele has authored travel articles, short stories, and three books that include Your Mother Wears Combat Boots: Humorous, Harrowing, and Heartwarming Stories of Military Women; Dark Side of the Moon; and Choir of Angels.
This is a lovely Christmas themed story with a wonderful message. I
admire Riley’s courage and determination as he struggles not only with a
physical handicap, but with being the victim of bullying as well. He
shows just how pure his heart is when he comes up with his plan to fix
things between himself and Sam, the bully.
The writing is a bit old fashioned, but I think it works for this type
of story. It’s really short and I kind of wish there were some
illustrations to go along with it. I really like this story and I think
it is a good one for kids to read, especially during the holiday
season. It has a warm message of forgiveness, kindness, love, and hope.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.