Author(s): David Almond
Bert and Betty Brown have got themselves a little angel. Bert found him in his top pocket when he was driving his bus. Bert and Betty’s friends think he’s lovely. So do Nancy and Jack and Alice from Class 5K. What a wonder! But Acting Head Teacher Mrs Mole is not so sure. Nor is Professor Smellie. Or the mysterious bloke in black who claims to be a School Inspector. Then there’s Basher Malone – big, lumbering Basher Malone. He REALLY doesn’t like Angelino. And it looks like he’s out to get him...
"Almond's books for younger readers are always a treat [...] This is charming, profound and very funny, and Smith's exuberant black-and-white illustrations are real humour." The Bookseller
David Almond is the acclaimed author of many award-winning novels for children such as Skellig, Kit's Wilderness and My Name Is Mina, and has collaborated with artists Polly Dunbar, Dave McKean and Oliver Jeffers on fiction for younger readers. David's books sell all over the world, and in 2011 he was the recipient of the prestigious Hans Christian Andersen Award. He lives in Hexham, Northumberland; for more info visit www.davidalmond.com
Alex T Smith was born in 1985 and has worked as a writer and illustrator since graduating in 2006. He is the creator of the bestselling Claude series of early readers, which are soon to appear in their own TV series on Disney Junior. Alex lives in Warwickshire; to find out more about his work, visit www.alextsmith.com. This is his first commission for Walker Books.