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Angels

October 25, 2012
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We’re nearly at the end of half term and our special A Little, Aloud for Children week. Tomorrow, we’re going to get into the scary mood looking ahead to Halloween, so we thought we’d do the opposite today and create some Angels.

Angels is one of the last sections in A Little, Aloud for Children and features the short story ‘Angel to Angel’, by Annie Dalton, about Melanie, a teenage trainee angel who is sent on a mission to rescue a valuable saint by ‘The Agency’. This story is accompanied by the beautiful poem ‘Angels’ by Jan Dean , which paints a picture of power, majesty and awe and is wonderfully atmospheric to read aloud:

We shine, speak our messages and go,
Back to brilliance

Over the summer, we held two events celebrating A Little, Aloud for Children with our young readers who helped create the book and at BBC Radio Merseyside with Up For Arts. We read ‘Angels’ at both of these celebrations and were inspired to get crafty and create our own angels! Take a look at some of them below and why not design an angel of your own?

What a glorious throng! We’d love to see your angels – get in touch on Facebook, Twitter or in the comments below. Today we’re also asking “Which literary character would you like as your guardian angel?” Let us know what you think and don’t forget to join us tomorrow for some Halloween horrors…

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