Willa Bean's Cloud Dreams

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Willa Bean's Cloud Dreams

By Cecilia Galante; Kristi Valiant (Illustrator)

Random House Books for Young Readers, Paperback, 9780375869471, 103pp.

Publication Date: December 27, 2011


Cecilia Galante, the author of The Patron Saint of Butterflies, makes her Stepping Stones debut with a sweet series about a lovable curly-haired cupid.

Most cupids have soft straight hair, rosy cheeks, and silky white wings. Not Willa Bean! She has a crazy mess of hair, a million-bajillion freckles, and bright purple wings with silver tips. And lately those bright purple wings with silver tips have been giving Willa Bean an awful lot of problems. They won't fly! Cupid Academy is starting soon, and what if she's the only cloudbound cupid there? Nope, nope, nopeity, nope. Willa Bean just has to make her wings behave!

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."