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Hey Angel Paperback – August 11, 2010

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This book is meant to be used as an interactive book. The illustrations are child-like and parts are mirrored on the opposite page in black and white. It is written in a very sweet rhyming language that appeals to the very young and up until perhaps 8 years old. 
My main objective in producing this little gem is to encourage children both to 'read' (they may memorize very quickly) and also to envision an angel in their own heart. By envisioning this friendly and loving angel they can feel secure that 'someone' is always with them. they will soon learn that the someone is themselves. 
Self-esteem is important even from an early age. It makes for a perfect bed-time story.
For those who are comfortable being interactive via computer, I have set up a web-site to 'ask the Angel' a question. No personal information is asked for and no email address is captured. the address is:
I welcome new friends of all ages. Kind Regards, Lesley Fletcher

About the Author

Lesley Fletcher is and author, artist and illustrator. Whenever she has the opportunity she travels with Habitat for Humanity to build homes, break barriers and gain a better understanding of humanity. As a volunteer with Literacy Unlimited she supports and encourages education as a way to break barriers, through knowledge and understanding. Hey Angel is her 3rd book following the recent release of Prom-Girls - A North American Rite of Passage and All I Want for Christmas Is a Wishmas Tree. She resides in Montreal Quebec where she continues to write, study and produce art.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 34 pages
  • Publisher: Inspiration Import (August 11, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0986533238
  • ISBN-13: 978-0986533235
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.1 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #13,148,029 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Lesley Fletcher is a Montreal artist and a writer, dividing her time between the two crafts while juggling the complexities involved with marketing and promotion for both her books and multiple art pieces.

My latest release - Unwritten Rules is a short, dark comedy based on declining morals in our society. I am of the opinion there needs to be change and I include myself to be a part of that change.

'5 Pillars of the Gypsy' is my heart displayed on pages. It combines art and verse and stands as a mixture of spiritualism and emotion.Each poem tells a story. Each story is meant to awaken and inspire the inner you to add meaning to your own events in life.

My voice is that of humanity and so I have written my books to encompass emotions and challenges that face everyday people. My focus is on connection and listening and being part of a gentler world.

I can be found on Twitter @gypsyles, Linkedin, Google+. I take delight in making new friends in our ever changing world.

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This is a sweet, yet truly impactful story you should read to or with your young children as you embark on imparting spirituality into their lives.

The author, Lesley Fletcher, weaves her special message through Johnny, a young child who already speaks to an angel on a daily basis. I especially liked this tact. It was as if nothing was new for a child to speak with an angel, so any child reading it will feel `okay' if he or she also does this, or is first being introduced to the subject of angels.

One way the story flows especially well is that, although Johnny speaks literally, Angel speaks in a rhyming, sing-song, easy-flowing way which lands easily on a child's ear.
The illustrations in "Hey Angel" are colorful and whimsical and mature a bit as the story progresses.

Spirituality and angels is a tough enough subject to grasp as adults; however, Ms. Fletcher shows acute adeptness in having Johnny's angel tell him that she's where he can `physically' place her first, i.e., she's on his knee, his thumb, his head and so on. In a child's mind's eye, if they can picture seeing an invisible entity first in `easy' places, then all the more easy it will be to make the transcendental jump and have a child internalize the idea in his/her heart.

What I love most about this book is that Ms. Fletcher answers specific questions at the end of the story that a child might have about Angel; furthermore, she invites her readers to contact her via email with any specific questions they may have. I have not seen this before and think it a perfect, personal feature to offer young readers.

What a comforting feeling it is to know early on that one is never alone, and this is why I would highly recommend "Hey Angel" to families everywhere.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mary M. Forbes on March 23, 2012
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A beautiful book for your children. Lesley writes in a rhyme style children love and her Angel topic is a good moral lesson for all children to learn. I am old and still believe in my guardian angel's help in getting me through tough times.
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