AUTHOR: Colleen Edwards
What if: when kids die, they really DO become angels; and are able to have adventures, travel anywhere they want, and help children who are still living on Earth? What if? Erik and Dakota with the Angels, a Middle-Grade illustrated Fantasy book, explores those possibilities.
Based on my real-life nephews who passed away in 2009, Erik and Dakota, 10 and 11-year-old brothers from the inner-city of Washington, DC find themselves, along with their mother, as angels. After meeting Meranda, a 12-year-old angel-girl from the Congo with big yellow hair and an even bigger personality, they set off to explore a world they were never able to experience while living on the Earth. Erik, the protagonist and older brother, narrates their adventures and develops into a competent leader and protector.