Will Sparrow's Road

By Karen Cushman
(Clarion Books, Hardcover, 9780547739625, 216pp.)

Publication Date: November 2012

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Winter 2012 Kids Next List
“Once again Newbery medalist Cushman takes us back to Elizabethan England, this time to 1599, when Will Sparrow has been traded by his father to an innkeeper in exchange for ale. After stealing some food from the innkeeper, Will fears that he will be sold again, so he runs away. Life on the run is filled with adventure, danger, and hunger. Will becomes attached to an Elizabethan fair troupe with an unusual cast, including a hairy girl, a juggler, and a pig. An intriguing story for middle readers who will find this tale a fun medieval romp.”
-- Shirley Mullin, Kids Ink, Indianapolis, IN


Description
In his thirteenth year, Will Sparrow, liar and thief, becomes a runaway. On the road, he encounters a series of con artists a pickpocket, a tooth puller, a pig trainer, a conjurer and learns that others are more adept than he atlying and thieving. Then he reluctantly joins a traveling troupe of "oddities," including a dwarf anda cat-faced girl, holding himself apart from the "monsters" and resolving to be on guard against further deceptions. At lastWill isforced to understand that appearances are misleading and that he has been his own worst deceiver. The rowdy world of market fairs in Elizabethan England is the colorful backdrop for Newbery medalist Cushman'snewcomic masterpiece.



About the Author
Karen Cushman's acclaimed historical novels include Catherine, Called Birdy, a Newbery Honor winner, and The Midwife's Apprentice, which received the Newbery Medal. She liveson Vashon Island in Washington State. Her website is www.karencushmanbooks.com.
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