Willa Bean, a young cupid, lives in a pink, fluffy world made up of polka-dot clouds connected by feather bridges. She sure stands out, with silky white wings and wild hair that grows sideways instead of straight down. But Willa Bean stands out in another way, too: she can’t fly, and her first day of Cupid Academy is tomorrow. What if she is the only cloud-bound cupid? Spirited and quirky, Willa Bean resembles Beverly Cleary’s Ramona—and, like Ramona, Willa Bean’s transition to school life does not go smoothly. But with the support of her family, her best friend, and her pet owl, Willa Bean begins to adjust, and it’s not long before she is following the Cupid Rule, which requires kindness toward others. It’s also not long before she is flying. Aimed at readers transitioning to chapter books, this title features simple text and plenty of black-and-white illustrations. Willa Bean, making her debut in the Little Wings series, is sure to appeal to fans of Daisy Meadows’ Rainbow Magic books. Grades 2-4. --Suzanne Harold
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About the Author
CECILIA GALANTE's YA novel, The Patron Saint of Butterflies,
was a Book Sense pick, the Northeast Indie Booksellers YA Book of the Year, and a Recommended Read for Teens on Oprah's Web site. She has also written The Sweetness of Salt, Wildwood,
and Hershey Herself.
KRISTI VALIANT has illustrated several children's books, including Cora Cooks Pancit
and Dancing Dreams.From the Trade Paperback edition.