Gabriel has no idea what the future will hold when he runs away from his apprenticeship with the bad-tempered stonemason. But God Himself, in the shape of playmaster Garvey, has plans for him. He wants Gabriel for his angel. But will Gabriel's new life with the travelling players be any more secure?
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Modern writers rarely reach back to the feudal era as the setting for their novels, but that doesn't mean there isn't rich material from the age. At least there is in the hands of Geraldine McCaughrean. Her novel, A Little Lower Than the Angels, which won a Whitbread Prize in 1987, features a host of vivid characters, including Gabriel, a stonemason's apprentice who leaves an abusive master to play the part of an angel in a traveling play. He's so convincing that peasants shower him with coins, and Gabriel believes he's found his calling.About the Author:
Geraldine McCaughrean has won the Carnegie Medal, the Guardian Children's Fiction Award, the Whitbread Award(twice) and the Blue Peter Book of the Year Award.
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Book Description Puffin / Penguin Books, 1989. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 140328181