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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 Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

Good-Bye My Wishing Star
ISBN: B000HF2114

Scholastic Inc.. 1988

Circles of Love

Avalon. NY,. 1987


Apple Books. 1991

He Gave Her Roses (What Would You Do?, 1)
ISBN: 0931529921

Group Pub Inc. 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

Puffin Books. 2000

When Carly Cameron picks Dustin Groat's name for a class interview assignment, she feels like screaming. Almost everyone in her community fears the Groats--a gun-toting, lawbreaking clan that lives on the edge of town. Sure enough, the first few interviews confirm Carly's suspicions: like the rest of his family, Dustin is surly and unresponsive. But as time goes by, Carly uncovers the tragic truth about Dustin's home life, and realizes that behind the tough exterior is a scared and unhappy boy who desperately needs a friend."Very human. Brimming with compassion." --Kirkus Reviews

Rimwalkers (SIGNED)
ISBN: B002DD994U

Putnam Publishing Co. 1993

The Starplace
ISBN: 0698118685

Puffin. 2000

Frannie, a junior high-school student in 1960s Oklahoma, discovers the terrible truth about her school's deep-seated prejudice when she befriends Celeste, the first black student to attend the school. Reprint.

ISBN: 0698119126

Puffin Books. 2001

Destiny has enough to do, such as taking care of her three younger siblings and trying to keep Mama from spending the last of their money on the lottery. But she needs a job, and reading to the mysterious Mrs. Peck pays well. While Destiny discovers secret worlds in Mrs. Peck's books, she never suspected that Mrs. Peck has a secret of her own that could change Destiny's life forever.

ISBN: 0399236333

Putnam Juvenile. 2007

When an accusation of murder hits too close to home, fourteen-year-old Rhiannon, who lives high on the bluff of Clodaghcombe, stands up to the aristocracy, hatching a dangerous plan to expose the real killer with the help of a mysterious French pirate and a young monk.


  • Silver Angel, ''He Gave Her Roses''
  • Putnam Fiction Prize, ''Goodbye, My Wishing Star''
  • Midland Authors Award, ''Destiny''

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