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

From Newbery medalist Karen Cushman, the adventures of a lovable rogue and vagabond—a perfect picaresque.




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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