The humor is as wicked as the evil twin. Read Common Sense Media’s Angela and Diabola review, age rating, and parents guide. Banks (The Mystery of the Cupboard, , etc.) introduces readers to twin girls —one purely good, one purely evil—who make a hash of their. Angela and Diabola Banks Submitter: The juvenile fiction collection at my library hasn’t been weeded in ages, but I do wonder about the.

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Angela and Diabola by Lynne Reid Banks – FictionDB

Wicked is the operative word here, more wicked than anything Roald Dahl ever came up with. No one has ever seen such a dreadful child and no angrla knows what to do about her-not the twins’ parents, not the teachers, not even the authorities. That is something I’ll never forget.

Hardcoverpages. I read this book a long time ago.

Write your own comment on this book! Laugh out loud Cleverly written with engaging language and hilarious imagery.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Too bad, but still a good read nonetheless. Buy from our partners. Very Dahl-ish anr it’s humour, I absolutely adored it and have read it many times since. What Readers Are Saying What do you think? To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

I read this so long ago, and yet I still imagine what the twins would look like. This was well-written, and definitely a unique story! Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. Kid, 10 years old September 12, The humor is as wicked as Diabola, and though children often delight in bad children diiabola literature, Diabola is bad on a level they won’t admire or envy.

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Diabola, absolutely without conscience, grows up and goes on wreaking havoc, culminating with the burning down of the school. Avon Books HarperCollins Publication date: For Your Family Log in Sign me up. Refresh and try again. Is it OK for kids to read books outside their reading levels? Her parents have to pay a pair of street bums to be her godparents, and the vicar is so startled by her mean little eyes that he drops her in the baptismal font.

This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Get full reviews, ratings, and advice delivered weekly to your inbox. For instance, 1-year-old Diabola strangles a cat and tosses it out the window, hitting her father on the head and knocking him into a flowerbed.

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With each passing day, Angela becomes more loving, caring, and beautiful. Apr 03, Tiara rated it really liked it. A great book- certainly worth a read and one I will definitely be keeping on the off chance that I ever have children!

Children who can see the humor and the allegory in diabpla book could discuss the problems with perfection and what it really means for a human, the nature-nurture question, the nature of art, and more.

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ANGELA AND DIABOLA by Lynne Reid Banks | Kirkus Reviews

The parents’ guide to what’s in this book. A wickedly comic novel For school reading and one that I enjoyed. I thought it would be a cute story about twin girls who were kind of the opposite of each other. Continue reading Show less. Banks gives her story a contemporary setting and tries to make the twins’ parents as normal as possible, but zngela conceit of the piece–good and evil personified– demands fairy-tale language and magical perhaps spiritual intervention.

Parent of a 9 and 12 year old Written by Diaboka September 10, Apr 24, Allanna rated it it was ok.

I did not find this book comedic at all and don’t remember finding it funny when I was a kid, either ; but it is still an interesting, original story. She has written forty books, including the best-selling children’s novel The Indian in the Cupboardwhich has sold over 10 million copies and been made into a film. May 30, Lisa rated it really liked it. As powerful as it is funny, Angela and Diabola is a story that will speak to young readers on many levels.

Also the exploration of the na I first read this years ago.