A Ceiling of Stars

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American Girl, 1999 - Juvenile Fiction - 85 pages
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These contemporary novels feature girls who face everyday challenges and more serious problems as they approach their teen years. In figuring out how to cope when life is less than perfect, they begin to understand what growing up is all about.

When her mother abandons her, 12-year-old Vivien must face her sudden homelessness alone in a big city. Vivien tells her story through a series of heartfelt letters and journal entries -- and reveals a touching sense of hope.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

There's not much to recommend in this stilted and mawkish tale of homelessness and redemption. As her mother disappears into drunkenness, Vivien, 12, named by her father for the Lady of the Lake ... Read full review

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I read this book many times it is so wonderful and as well as sad. Vivien faces the streets with her friends, the cat man, Skinny Willi and locket and others, and one of her enemies FSHBONE. But she survived it out there and mademit . She got a family, a dog,Pervicel, and a her mother was recovering from the hospital. 


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About the author (1999)

Ann Howard Creel was born on July 24, 1953. By the age of ten she was writing daily in a diary, and by the age of twelve she had written a novel. She attended the University of Texas, received a degree in nursing, and became a Registered Nurse. After moving to California in 1985 she went back to school and earned a Master's degree. She loved her nursing career, but the urge to write never left her, so she began to write again at night after work when she moved to Colorado. She took two creative writing courses in Durango, Colorado and then wrote her first novel, Water at the Blue Earth. She still works as a school nurse in the Denver area and writes part-time. Her titles include A Ceiling of Stars, Call Me the Canyon, and The Magic of the Ordinary Days.

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