‘His real name’s a secret, but I call him… Birdie Halleluyah!’
Every child likes to imagine that they have an invisible friend and the little boy in this book is no exception. With his guardian angel to watch over him, he feels safe whether he’s crossing a busy road, or it’s dark late at night. Even if it seems that his mind is not always on the job, Birdie Halleluyah is always there when it matters.
This charming story of a boy and his secret friend will be recognised and loved by any child who takes comfort in the thought of someone special watching out for them.
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The artwork is beautiful, achieved with such modest means: pencils, crayons, sepia ink, and finest liquid gold pen line. The image of the guardian angel is one of ethereal solidity: immense hands and feet, skin pale as marble, seraphic smile, long fair hair. In Birdie Halleluyah the words provide a simple framework upon which the story grows through the images. (TES – 30/10/98)About the Author:
Judith Kerr was born in Berlin, the daughter of a distinguished German writer. She left Germany with her family in 1933 to escape from the Nazis and they arrived in England in 1936, having spent the intervening years in Switzerland and France. She is married to writer Nigel Kneale and they have a daughter who is a designer and a novelist son.
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Book Description Harpercollins Pub Ltd, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 6646891