Synopses & Reviews
Through expressive illustrations Macaulay tells the story of how Angelo restores the facade of a once glorious church, and saves a wounded bird in the process. Illustrations.
High above the rooftops of Rome, Angelo begins his work restoring the faand#231;ade of a once glorious church. There, among the sticks and feathers, he discovers a wounded bird. Angelo becomes the birdand#8217;s reluctant savior. As the church nears completion, Angelo begins to worry about the future of his avian friend. and#147;What will become of you? Where will you go . . . where will you . . . live?and#8221; he asks her. Through his artistry as a master craftsman he answers the questions for his humble friend and assures that he, himself will not be forgotten.
About the Author
David Macaulay is an award-winning author and illustrator whose books have sold millions of copies in the United States alone, and his work has been translated into a dozen languages. Macaulay has garnered numerous awards including the Caldecott Medal and Honor Awards, the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, the Christopher Award, an American Institute of Architects Medal, and the Washington Post-Children's Book Guild Nonfiction Award. In 2006, he was the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, given "to encourage people of outstanding talent to pursue their own creative, intellectual, and professional inclinations." Superb design, magnificent illustrations, and clearly presented information distinguish all of his books. David Macaulay lives with his family in Vermont.