Gloria Rising

Gloria Rising

By Ann Cameron; Lis Toft (Illustrator)

Random House Books for Young Readers, Paperback, 9780440419983, 98pp.

Publication Date: June 8, 2004


Gloria is thrilled when she goes to the store to buy an onion and meets Dr. Grace Street, an astronaut. It's there that Dr. Street tells Gloria to have confidence in herself and that the big things aren't always as big as they seem. But Gloria doesn't really understand Dr. Street's advice. Right now her problem seems gigantic. It's the beginning of fourth grade and Gloria can't do anything to please her teacher Mrs. Yardley. When Gloria writes a report about meeting Dr. Street, Mrs. Yardley doesn't believe her. Gloria knows she's telling the truth. How can she prove it?

About the Author
ANN CAMERON is the author of fifteen books, including "The Stories Julian Tells," a JLG selections, and "The Secret Life of Amanda K. Woods," a National Book Award finalist. She grew up in a small town on a lake in northern Wisconsin--Rice Lake. she's lived for the past twenty years in a small town on a lake in the Guatemalan highlands. To write "Colibr"i, she traveled to many places in Guatemala where the book is set, crawled around in dark caves, including one where a real Mayan treasure had been found, and consulted Mayan calender diviners.

Ann Cameron is the author of many books for children, including "The Secret Life of Amanda K. Woods, a National Book Award finalist. She lives in Guatemala, Central America.
Lis Toft has illustrated two other books by Ann Cameron - "Gloria's Way and "More Stories Huey Tells. She lives in England, on the Isle of Wight.

Praise For Gloria Rising

“Cameron’s crisply direct advice, all of which is right on, ranges from practical items . . . to profound character-building insights—and the learning goes on in an author’s note citing Internet resources about space exploration.”—Kirkus Reviews

“Kids will be thrilled by the possibility of running into an astronaut in the checkout line.”—The Bulletin, Recommended