Angel Creek

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Text Publishing Company, Feb 28, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 160 pages
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In her new falling-down home, in her new street, in her new suburb, Jelly waits for high school to begin. She can only feel happy up in the branches of the old apricot tree and by the creek at the back of the house.

One night, Jelly and her cousins spot something in the creek's dark waters. At first they think it's a bird, but it isn''s a baby angel with a broken wing. And they decide to keep it. But soon things start to go wrong, and Jelly discovers that you can't just take something from where it belongs and expect that it won't be missed.

Sally Rippin's Angel Creek is a book about growing up: being brave and selfish and tough and scared. It's a book about an angel. But not the sweet variety. It's a book about the things that change and the things that always stay the same.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

What do we really know about angels?While recent literature for teens teems with vengeful or romantically inclined angels, this Australian import offers a refreshing view of the seraphim. Frustrated ... Read full review

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User Review  - Thorpe-Bowker and Contributors - Books+Publishing

Angel Creek is a coming-of-age story with a twist--there are angels. Well, a baby angel, who has been injured and who seems to have the power to make things happen. Angelica, known as Jelly, has just ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Sally Rippin was born in Darwin and grew up in South-East Asia. As an adolescent she studied traditional Chinese painting for three years in Shanghai and Hangzhou. Returning to Australia, her time overseas inspired her first novel Chenxi and the Foreigner.

Sally has also written and illustrated many books for children, including titles from the Go Girl and Aussie Bites series and the popular Fang Fang stories. She is also the illustrator for many others, including the recent Me, Oliver Bright (2009) by Megan de Kantzow and Mannie and the Long Brave Day (2009) by Martine Murray.

Sally lives in Melbourne and writes and illustrates full time.

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