- Age Range: 8 - 12 years
- Grade Level: 4 - 6
- Paperback: 132 pages
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (November 20, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1416989641
- ISBN-13: 978-1416989646
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,113,545 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Crossing the Starlight Bridge Paperback – November 20, 2008
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Alice Mead does an excellent job of expressing the thoughts and feelings of this young girl as she struggles with the separation of her parents, resentment toward her mother and father, and the less peaceful ways of the mainland. Adapting to this new life is not easy for Rayanne, but her grandmother, who has learned to embrace Penobscot culture and yet function in the culture of the mainland, makes this transition much easier for her.
The grandmother's character is wonderfully written, and exudes comfort and stories and all that grandmothers should be. She is an imaginative woman, and sparks Rayanne's imagination through her own stories of Penobscot culture. As a result of this support, Rayanne is able to rebuild her life on the mainland and find her own niche with new friends and her family.
This is an excellent book for any child, but I think that kids who are dealing with major changes in their lives, especially their parents' divorce or separation, would especially appreciate _Crossing the Starlight Bridge_.