How the first angel came to be.
There was a time when neither birds nor butterflies nor insects had wings. Then one day, out of nowhere, a little boy appeared. He carried a basketful of wings and traveled far and wide, calling out,
"Come get your wings.
Come get your wings
And fly, fly, fly!"
Soon the sky was filled with sound and color! But the resentful wind hurled the Little Wing Giver's basket into the ocean. Saddened and exhausted, the Little Wing Giver lay down for the night to rest. Birds gathered round him and tried everything they could to rouse him. It was only by chance that a curious magpie found a forgotten pair of wings in the Little Wing Giver's pocket and attached them to his shoulders. With a flap of his new wings, he flew up into the sky. "And it was on seeing the Little Wing Giver flying toward Him through a sunlit cloud that gave God the idea of creating angels.
This magical tale, captured in whimsical full-color illustrations, is sure to enchant readers young and old alike.