A Phoenix Honor Award Book
Young Tommy is seeing Angel Square through new eyes since his best friend's father was beaten up just because he's Jewish. Brian Doyle brings his award-winning blend of humor and wisdom to bear in this mystery that confronts the issue of racial hatred.
...working-class grittiness, Irish blarney, Ottawa Valley tall tales and deadpan satire all rolled implausibly into one plausible, irresistible romp. - Michele Landsberg
...written with a stunning simplicity that belies the mischief, humor and poignancy of the tale. Engrossing language and unpredictable twists of plot and emotion will open a world of story and adventure. - Kitchener-Waterloo Record
Doyle has an eye for detail, and his writing style is appealing, with short crisp sentences. - School Library Journal
Doyle's finest book to date... - Ottawa Citizen
It is hard to imagine a novel delivering more to the young reader than Angel Square. It is funny and fast-paced...teeming with sentimentality... - Reader's Guide to the Canadian Novel
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