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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Vicki Grove  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Young Adult;

Born: 1948 in Illinois

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Illinois Connection

Vicki Grove grew up in a small town on the Illinois prairie.

Biographical and Professional Information

Vicki Grove has written a number of novels for young readers that revolve around life in the American Midwest, where she grew up. She now resides in Lincoln, Missouri

Published Works

  • Goodbye, My Wishing Star, Putnam, 1988
  • Circles of Love, Thomas Bouregy, 1998
  • Junglerama, Putnam, 1989
  • The Fastest Friend in the West, Putnam, 1990
  • He Gave Her Roses, Teenage Books, 1990
  • Rimwalkers, Putnam, 1993
  • Reaching Dustin, Teenage Books, 1998
  • The Starplace, Putnam, 1999
  • Desteny, Putnam, 2000
  • Rhiannon, Putnam, 2007

Selected Titles At Your Library

He gave her roses /
ISBN: 0931529921. OCLC Number:

Teenage Books,. Loveland, Colo. :. ©1990.

The reader's decisions control the course of a story in which Stacy, a Christian teenager, confronts sexuality, dating, and marriage.

Reaching Dustin /
ISBN: 0698118391. OCLC Number:

Puffin Books,. New York :. 2000, ©1998.

Fifth-grader Carly's assignment to interview a reclusive, brooding classmate leads her to discover some of the events that have caused his antisocial behavior and abusive family's negative impact on their Missouri farming community, and Carly's family in particular.

The starplace /
ISBN: 0698118685. OCLC Number:

Puffin Books,. New York :. 2000, ©1999.

Thirteen-year-old Frannie learns hard lessons about prejudice and segregation when she becomes friends with a young black girl who moves into her small Oklahoma town in 1961.

Destiny /
ISBN: 0698119126. OCLC Number:

Putnam's,. New York :. 2000.

Twelve-year-old Destiny tries to find meaning in her art in a life complicated by three younger siblings, a mother who dreams of winning the lottery, and her mother's unscrupulous boyfriend.

Rhiannon /
ISBN: 0399236333. OCLC Number:

Putnam's,. New York :. ©2007.

Fourteen-year-old Rhiannon lives high on the bluff of Clodaghcombe with her healer Mom and grandmother. She helps them tend to the sick and wounded from the town below--a town swirling with controversy ever since the arrival of the Norman gentry and the tragic shipwreck that killed the king's only son and heir to the throne. Rhiannon finds herself transfixed imagining the horrid disaster that took so many youths near her own age. Then tragedy strikes closer to home with the discovery of a stranger's body near their bluff and accusations of murder leveled at one of their residents. Rhiannon knows she has to do something even though it means standing up to the aristocracy. But with help from a young monk and a mysterious pirate from France Rhiannon hatches a dangerous plan to discover the true murderer's identity and sets off on a course that could have stunning consequences and perhaps even reveal an astounding secret that could change history.


  • Silver Angel,
  • He Gave Her Roses

  • Putnam Fiction Prize,
  • Goodbye, My Wishing Star

  • Midland Authors Award,
  • Destiny

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