The High Rise Glorious Skittle Skat Roarious Sky Pie Angel Food Cake (Paperback)

By Nancy Willard, Richard Jesse Watson (Illustrator)

HMH Books for Young Readers, 9780152010195, 64pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 1996

List Price: 9.00*
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Three astounding angels appear in the kitchen hoping for a taste of the magical secret-ingredient angel food cake a young girl makes for her mother’s birthday. “A fresh, amusing piece.”--Booklist

About the Author

Nancy Willard has loved William Blake’s poetry from the day she first heard it. While writing the poems in this book, she built a six-foot model of the inn, decorating it with moons, suns, stars, and prints of Blake’s paintings. The model with its residents—the characters that appear in this volume—stands in her living room.

Nancy Willard published her first book when a high school senior—an inset in the Horn Book, which was called A Child’s Star. Formerly a lecturer in the English department at Vassar College, she is the author of a number of well-received children’s books, including Sailing to Cythera: And Other Anatole Stories and The Island of the Grass King: The Further Adventures of Anatole, both winners of a Lewis Carroll Shelf Award.