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't...... it'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 t the sweet variety. It's a book about the things that change and the things that always stay the same.
Sally Rippin was born in Darwin and grew up in South-East Asia. As a young adult she studied traditional Chinese painting for three years in Shanghai and Hangzhou, which inspired her first novel Chenxi and the Foreigner. Sally is the author of many books for children, including the popular Billie B Brown and Hey Jack! series, and the highly acclaimed children's novel Angel Creek. Currently, she lives in Melbourne with her partner and three sons, and writes and illustrates full time.
Commended for CBCA Younger Readers 2012 (Australia). Short-listed for NSW Premier's Literary Award Patricia Wrightson Prize 2012 (Australia). Long-listed for Lancashire School Library Services Fantastic Book Awards 2013 (UK).