One Morning when Rayanne woke up, It was her birthday. She got one present and asked
her father why her mother didnt get up. Her father said they needed some time apart.
She opened her present, it was a box of crayons. After her father left she and her mother
packed their things and moved across the bridge to Grams house. When she started school a
boy named Scott, picked on her because she was a Penobscot Indian, until she knocked him
down. At first she didnt like school until she made two friends. Rayanne picked a
special crayon for every week. When school was out for summer break, her father came back.
Rayanne and her mother liked the way they were, and they didnt want her father
living with them. They were both happy they didnt have to cross the bridge everyday.
I think Crossing Starlight Bridge is a sad book, Rayannes father
left them, and when he came back Rayanne and her mother didnt want him to live with
them. I think you should read this book because it might help you understand what it is
like to have a parent leave the home. Alice Mead is an interesting writer and I would like
to read more of her books.
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