A co-operation between a smooth storyteller and an artist whose glowing pastels bring a seductive flush to an ancient myth, The Easter Angels is a conversation between Candriel and Shakkath, respectively the Guardian Angel and the Angel of Death, who attend Christ’s tomb between his burial and resurrection. The meeting occurs in the hour of the wolf, just before dawn, and this period of transition is made to represent the dynamism between the forces of destruction and recreation. At once a sentimentally lachrymose story in its words and its pictures, a potentially volatile (and perhaps unwitting) reflection of events in the contemporary ‘Holy Land’, and a meditation on the ambiguities of history, this warm little picture book will radiate back whatever you bring to it. At the very least, it provides an attractive and stimulating perspective on the Easter Story.
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Illustrator: Sophy Williams