Angela and Diabola

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By Lynne Reid Banks
Publisher HarperTrophy
Angela and Diabola
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LYNNE REID BANKS, bestselling author of the awardwinning Indian in the Cupboard books, has created a darkly comic, modern classic tale of good and evil. As powerful as it is funny, ANGELA AND DIABOLA is a story that will speak to young readers on many levels. Twins Angela and Diabola come into the world as different as night and day. From the very beginning, Angela is a happy, beautiful, perfect, blueeyed little girl. A joy to her parents, she never, never cries. Diabola arrives kicking and screaming, her green eyes flashing and her notpretty face purple with rage. She is the bane of her parents lives. With each passing day, Angela becomes more loving, caring, and beautiful. Meanwhile, Diabola tries her best (worst) to be as hateful and revolting as she can be. And she is successful at itreally successful. While Angela makes everyone happy, Diabola makes people infuriated, frightened, and sick to their stomachs. When the twins are old enough for school, its a nightmare. Angela loves school, and the teacher loves Angela. Diabola has found another place to be her outrageous and appalling self. She spits in the teachers eye and worse. No one has ever seen such a dreadful child and no one knows what to do about hernot the twins parents, not the teachers, not even the authorities. Only Angela has the power to affect her twin. But changing Diabola comes at a terrible price...

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36718 words36,718 words
176 pages176 pages
Lexile 730LLexile 730L
Grade 3 to 7Grade 3 to 7
Age 8-12Age 8-12
Published 1998Published 1998

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