Angel Creek by Sally Rippin

By Sally Rippin

What do you do for those who locate an angel with a damaged wing? There are just issues Jelly likes in regards to the new residence on Rosemary road: the previous apricot tree and the creek over the again fence. One evening, Jelly and her cousins spot anything within the creek's darkish waters. before everything they believe it is a poultry, however it isn't…it's a toddler angel with a damaged wing. They choose to hold it. yet Jelly quickly discovers that you just cannot simply take anything from the place it belongs and anticipate that it will not be overlooked. Sally Rippin's Angel Creek is a booklet approximately being courageous and egocentric and difficult and scared. it is a booklet approximately an angel, approximately growing to be up. And concerning the impressive issues that ensue in the summertime earlier than highschool starts. 'Hideaways, rescues, damaged ideas, and a lady who needs to guard whatever fragile and worthy and out of this world…I enjoyed this book.' Martine Murray

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Stop laughing, Gino,’ she said. ’ Gino crouched beside her and they studied the angel’s wing as it nestled into Jelly’s chest. In the daylight it was easier to see the injury. Jelly parted some feathers gently and the angel flinched. There was a small crust of dried blood matting up the downy feathers underneath and a thin white bone was sticking out of the skin, which looked puckered and pinky and sore. ‘Pass me the water,’ Jelly said. ’ ‘It needs a bang-daid,’ Pik said. ’ Gino and Jelly shared a furtive grin.

It must be much worse for him. She wrapped the locket up again, slipped it back in among the others, and decided to risk a truce. She crept down the stairs. ‘Psst, Gino,’ she hissed, while Pik was distracted by the cartoons. ’ Gino slid off the couch and followed her to the back door. Jelly wasn’t sure if she had been forgiven or if she was just the best option he had at that moment, but she had to admit that was one of the best things about Gino. He didn’t stay mad for long. 7 the bullies Jelly and Gino climbed the apricot tree, searching for fruit that hadn’t been pecked by the birds.

Pik glanced up at Jelly. ‘Nah, only birds and frogs down at the creek, Pikster. Come on, we’ll climb over the fence behind Nonna’s flat. She’s in the kitchen. ’ Jelly slipped away from the fairy lights into the gathering shadows at the end of the garden. They crept through Nonna’s vegetable patch, ducking between the tomato plants lined up like rows of watchful soldiers. When they reached the fence Jelly pulled Gino and Pik into the small dark space behind the granny flat. ‘A kid drowned in this creek two years back,’ she warned them.

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