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By Maya Angelou

ANGELINA LOVES PIZZA. quite a bit in order that whilst she hears that there's a Leaning Tower of Pisa, and mistakenly thinks it’s made up of pizzas, she is so distressed that she needs to cross see it for herself!

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You pronounce ciao “chow. ” It’s a really priceless notice that suggests “hello” and “goodbye. ”) Angelina enjoyed pizza—all varieties of pizza. Pepperoni pizza. Vegetable pizza. Insalata pizza. Even sardine pizza! She enjoyed pizza rather a lot that her sister, Annalisa, known as her “Patty Pizza,” which Angelina didn’t take care of! One evening, Angelina and her complete family members have been sitting all the way down to dinner. Angelina had a major relations! there have been her mama and papa, her dual child brothers, Franco and Fredo, her vast sister, Annalisa, and her Uncle Armando. Mama needed to name Uncle Armando to the desk two times simply because he used to be enjoying the guitar and making a song loudly. Angelina’s mama had platters in her hands—one heaped excessive with steaming pasta with meat sauce and basil, and the opposite with a scrumptious pepper-bacon-mushroom-meatball pizza—just for Angelina! “Mangia! ” acknowledged Mama. “Eat! ” whilst Uncle Armando wasn’t making a song, he was once telling tales. In among bites of pasta, he informed the relatives concerning the Leaning Tower of Pisa. It used to be very tall, and each yr it leaned farther and farther, till sooner or later without doubt it'll fall. “A leaning tower of pizza? ” cried Angelina. This used to be the worst information she had ever heard! Angelina imagined a tower made up of scrumptious, saucy pizza pies emerging as tall because the church steeple down the road. The Leaning Tower of Pizza leaned farther and farther. If it fell over, not anyone might ever have an opportunity to devour it! specifically her! “Don’t fear, darlinghissima,” acknowledged Angelina’s mama. “The Tower is made up of marble and urban and steel. ” yet Angelina didn’t think it. the following morning, Angelina curled up within the window seat. neighbors and pals waved hi, yet she didn’t name out “Ciao! ” like she frequently did. She simply couldn’t get the Leaning Tower of Pizza out of her brain. Papa gave Angelina a squeeze. “Come, my little angel. We’re going for a trip. ” the entire relatives squeezed into their little car—Angelina, Mama, Papa, Franco, Fredo, Annalisa, or even Uncle Armando. As they drove off, he started to sing. “Canta! Canta! ” he demanded. So each person sang besides him the total trip—except for Angelina. Papa drove to the subsequent city, which used to be known as … bet what? Pisa! A tall tower rose up prior to them. It didn’t stand directly. It certainly leaned towards the floor! The Leaning Tower of Pizza! As she stared up at it, Angelina was once yes she may possibly see the mozzarella dripping off it. She started to sniffle. nearer and nearer they got here. through now, immense tears have been rolling down Angelina’s cheeks. Papa stopped the auto, and prior to an individual might cease her, Angelina jumped out and ran towards the tower. there have been ropes and gates round it. A stern guy stood defend on the front. Angelina ducked below the ropes. “Ferma! ” shouted the defend. “Stop! ” And achieving down, he scooped her up in his hands. the full family—Mama, Papa, Franco, Fredo, Annalisa, or even Uncle Armando—came operating and yelling. For the 1st time, Angelina bought a superb examine the Tower. She was once so close to, she may perhaps virtually achieve out and contact it. And now she might see together with her personal eyes that the Tower was once made from marble and urban and steel.

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