GLORIA el Angel de Navidad

Author: Scott Asalone
Illustrator: Mary Jo Scandin

Traducida por Ángeles Pla Farmer

"GLORIA is a wonderful book for children (and) adults.... I highly recommend it."—(Rev.) Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C. President Emeritus, University of Notre Dame

Gloria is — well, let’s face it — a klutzy angel.
Her hair is tangled. Her halo is bent. Her wings are out of shape. She knows about rejection and failure. She knows what it’s like to have others expect little or nothing of her. That is why Gloria gives hope to those who feel left out and forgotten.

GLORIA is the story behind the story of Christmas.

Deep down inside her, Gloria finds the power to believe in herself when no one else does. She’s able to rise to the task, particularly when she meets a child born in poverty who turns out to be a very important person: God’s own Son. Because she believes in herself, Gloria can see beyond appearances. So Gloria does not only bring good news to the poor, she also tells the good news of the poor: that those who have little or nothing are important people. They’re God’s own children.

Tell the story of GLORIA to your children — and to Christmas-weary adults you know who have become, as G. K. Chesterton observed, “bored to death by the constant repetition of a story they have never heard.”


GLORIA THE CHRISTMAS ANGEL is a wonderful book for children but it has something to say to adults, as well. One does not have to be a genius to have an effect in this world. Faith and love in God, accepting all of the obstacles that life brings to us in abundance, yet surmounting them, living for others as Jesus did — these are all great lessons that can be derived from an inept angel. I highly recommend it.” —(Rev.) Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C. President Emeritus, University of Notre Dame

“Watch out all you Rudolphs, you Ugly Ducklings, you Black Lambs, because it’s Gloria’s turn — Gloria, the blundering angel in tennies and patched halo. She brings you all to the point of Christmas: She’s the one who sings, ‘Gloria in excelsis, Deo!’” —Gertrud Mueller Nelson, Author, To Dance With God

“Glory to GLORIA! Hers is a book for all ages and a feast for the eyes as well as the soul.” —Maria Harris & Gabriel Moran, Religious Educators

“What a pleasure to meet Gloria! I look forward to introducing all my young friends to this delightful angel of the nativity. You might say she is an accidental tourist, in the right place at the right time. Her lighthearted story is presented in a beautifully crafted book that will add pleasure to our Christmas preparations for years to come.” 
Elizabeth McMahon Jeep, Author, Children’s Daily Prayerbook

“Many children will identify with Gloria....She fails miserably at being a proper angel and gets sent to earth....What’s utterly delightful about the story is how Gloria, definitely not a perfect angel, manages to make the greatest of all announcements.” —Janaan Manternach, Textbook Author, ”Faithworks” Columnist

Gloria will be included in our ‘Best of 2000’ issue.” —Carla Barnhill, Book Review Editor, Christian Parenting

Gloria is a wonderfully delightful Christmas story . . .that is both entertaining and profound.” —James Cox, Editor-in-Chief, Midwest Book Review Children’s Bookwatch

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