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Angel with One Hundred Wings (The): A Tale from the Arabian Nights by Daniel Horch. (2002)
The story opens in the City of Peace, as Baghdad was once called. It is a fabulously wealthy city, receiving tribute from an empire that stretches from modern day Afghanistan to Spain. Abulhassan Ibn Thaher is an old pharmacist and alchemist who is an intimate friend of the Sultan. When the young prince of Persia falls in love with Schemselnihar, the Sultan's beloved mistress, they beg Abulhassan to help them elope. Even though it could mean death for all of them, Abulhassan relents and agrees to help. As rumor and gossip spread, different factions at court try to use the impending scandal for their own ends, and the story climaxes with the lovers' flight into the desert.

Cats and Bats and Things With Wings by Conrad Aiken with Milton Glaser (illus). (1965 - Baby-Preschool)
Children's poetry with original lithograph art, colorful bird art on end papers.

Flap Your Wings (Beginner Books(R)) by P.D. Eastman (illus). (2000 - Ages 4-8)
When a strange egg appears in their nest, Mr. and Mrs. Bird take it upon themselves to raise the "baby bird" inside. When the egg hatches, the Birds are in for a big surprise--"Junior" is the oddest-looking baby bird they've ever seen--with big, long jaws full of teeth and an appetite to match. He looks more like a baby alligator than a baby bird! Nevertheless, the devoted Birds run themselves ragged feeding Junior until he gets so big, he must leave the nest or it will collapse underneath him. But how can Junior fly without wings?

Girl With The Broken Wing by Heather Dyer. (2007 - Ages 9-12)
One night, twins James and Amanda hear what sounds like a wet cabbage hitting the roof. When they investigate, they discover a young girl in a white dress--who happens to have a pair of enormous white wings.
Hilary claims that her left wing is broken and that she needs a place to stay. But Hilary and her wings manage to get the twins into more mischief than they ever could have imagined. And who is Hilary, exactly? After all, angels don't have dirty feet, and they definitely don't snore...or do they?

Ord Makes A Wish (Dragon Tales Books with Wings) by Margaret Snyder with Ted Enik (illus).
(2001 - Ages 4-8)
It’s Ord’s birthday, and for his special Dragon Land birthday wish, Ord wishes he were little. Poof! Suddenly he is smaller than a dragon beetle—and loves it! He can hide easily and have a piggyback ride! But when it comes time to eat a huge piece of birthday cake and fly Max on his back, Ord decides that he likes himself best the way he really is—big! Beautiful, soft, shimmery cloth wings affixed to the front cover add a unique element to this book about Ord-everyone's favorite dragon.


Things With Wings by Wordless Picture Book with Kaaren Pixton (illus). (2006 - Baby-Preschool)
Ppart of a new innovative series of indestructible wordless picture books built specifically for the way babies read - with their hands and mouth. These books stand up to rough play and because they are waterproof they can withstand babies drool making them an excellent emergent literacy tool. Things With Wings brings together an unlikely flock of wonderful birds, insects and more. See a soaring eagle, a gliding owl, a traveling goose, a glowing firefly, a serene dragonfly, a mischievous housefly, a perky hummingbird, a self-assured bee, a peaceful dove, a playful bat, a confident crow and a glamorous butterfly.

Things With Wings (The) (Apple Fantasy) by Greg Holch. (1999 - Ages 9-12)
Every year the Emerald Rainbow butterflies return to Angel Falls, and children disappear. Newton and Vanessa want to know why. When they discover the secret--that they can become butterflies--they face an awesome decision.

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1)
Query: Some time ago - quite some time because I have managed to lose it twice in computer crashes - someone sent a little gem about a baby born with wings. All the neighbors advise various things - operation, strap the wings back, etc, asking each time, "Have you considered ...?" And getting the answer, "No, we haven't considered that." At last the neighbors ask "Well, what are you considering doing?" And the punch line is "Well, actuallly, we're considering teachhing her how to fly."

As you can see, I've almost got a story there. But does anyone have the complete story, with all the steps, or if not THE story, as least A complete story? Rinah Sheleff, whose computer is misbehaving, needs it ASAP. And I wouldn't mind having it for myself again, as well. Third time lucky!
Lois T.

Responses:


a)
Here are bones of a lovely one that Lois Tzur sent awhile ago.
Baby girl is born with wings!
Neighbors think it's awful, tell parents that having the wings removed is best for the child.
Parents content to let be, send neighbors away.
Child grows, wings grow, neighbors return.
Neighbors suggest clipping wings "in order not to hinder child's growth."
Parents still content, send neighbors away again.
Child grows, wings grow, neighbors return.
Neighbors want wings to be bound up, "We are only thinking of the child's welfare. What can you be thinking of?"
Parents answer, "We are thinking of teaching her to fly."
It's not much more than what you already have.
Wendy G.

b)
If memory serves (I have a cold right now, so memory is doubtful!), there was a picturebook published years back using this plot.
Jo S.

c)
Here's My Two Cents Worth:
(written for my older son when he was about 10)
Saren's Song
I am a dragon in sneakers-
disguised as a regular kid
but I've folded my wings
and retracted my claws
and I keep my fires hid.

I'm an intergalactic dragon
who dives and soars and sings
But everyone wants me
to walk on the ground
I guess they don't know I have wings.
Kimberley K.

2) Query: Does this story come from "Baby Khaki's Wings" by Anar Ali?
John W. 3/28/09

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(Created 2005; last updated May 19, 2009)

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