Angela and Diabola

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Harpercollins Childrens Books, 1998 - Juvenile Fiction - 176 pages
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Wicked, hilarious magic in an acclaimed novel of good and evil twins, from The New York Times bestselling author of The Indian in the Cupboard.

Twins "Angela and Diabola" are as different as day and night. From the moment they are born, Angela is beautiful, loving, and perfect in every way. Diabola is ugly, unpleasant, and troublesome in direct proportion. No one knows what to do about the horrid child, and only her twin Angela has the power to affect her -- but at a terrible price.

"A wickedly comic novel....A modern fairy tale in form, arch in style". -- The New York Times Book Review

"The expansive storytelling and comic exaggeration produce high kid appeal". -- Publishers Weekly

"This book is truly wicked fun". -- Chicago Tribune

"Fans of the ridiculous, and of Roald Dahl, should enjoy this wicked romp". -- School Library Journal

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User Review  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

Not sure how I feel about this odd little modern fable. It's a little didactic & heavy-handed. Maybe it's meant to be funny but I couldn't laugh. I think it would have worked better as a short story - that is, if it had made it's point and then we could turn the page and read another story. Read full review

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Read this years ago as a 12 year old; its dark,twisted,almost supernatural but amusing all the same! Read full review


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Lynne Reid Banks was born in London, England on July I929. After studying at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, she acted and wrote for the repertory stage.Eventually, she turned to journalism, becoming one of Britain's first female television news reporters. Banks was fired from her job as a reporter, and while working a different job, she wrote her first novel, which went on to become a best seller. Her titles include Fair Exchange, Tom Country, The Spice Rack, and Polly and Jake.

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