Author(s): Sally Rippin
Children's Book Council Australia, Notable Books List, 2012.
What do you do when you find an angel with a broken wing?
There are only two things Jelly likes about the new house on Rosemary Street: the old apricot tree and the creek over the back fence.
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't...it's a baby angel with a broken wing. They decide to keep it. But Jelly soon discovers that you can't just take something from where it belongs and expect that it won't be missed.
Sally Rippin's Angel Creekis a book about being brave and selfish and tough and scared. It's a book about an angel, about growing up. And about the amazing things that happen in the summer before high school begins.
'An evocative and haunting portrayal of a girl whose familiar world is visited by the unfamiliar, I was fascinated.' Martine Murray
'My favourite character was Pik. I liked him the best because he was funny, he always gets into trouble. He reminds me of my youngest brother.' Greta, grade 6.
'I like Angel Creek because of the excitement and spookiness.' Asuini, grade 3
'I absolutely loved the book. Once I began reading it I got stuck to it. I would rate it 10 out of 10!... This book is a thrilling adventure...' Thy, grade 6
'Hideaways, rescues, broken rules, and a girl who must protect something fragile and precious and out of this world...I loved this book.' Martine Murray
'An intriguing and singular depiction of angels neatly wrapped up in a brief, captivating coming-of-age tale.' Kirkus Reviews
Sally Rippin was born in Darwin and grew up in South-East Asia. Sally has 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 by Megan de Kantzow and Mannie and the Long Brave Day by Martine Murray. Sally lives in Melbourne and writes and illustrates full time.