The Truth About Sparrows

The Truth About Sparrows

Paperback - 2007
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"The Wynns are an unforgettable family. The details of their struggle to survive the Great Depression will linger long after the last page has been read."-Ann M. Martin, winner of the Newbery Honor for A Corner of the Universe

A stunning debut novel about
the true meaning of home

Sadie Wynn doesn't want a new life; her old one suits her just fine. But times are hard in drought-plagued Missouri, and Daddy thinks they'll be better off in Texas. Sadie hates this strange new place, where even children must work at the cannery to help make ends meet and people are rude to her disabled father.

Yet when trouble comes, it is the kindness of these new neighbors that helps the family make it through. And no one helps more than Dollie, a red-headed chatterbox of a girl who just might become a good friend-if Sadie gives her half a chance.

The Truth About Sparrows is a 2005 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

Publisher: New York : Henry Holt, 2007
ISBN: 9780312371333


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Apr 22, 2014

This is actually one of my favorite novels for young people. Set in the time of the Great Depression. It is actually a very inspiring book and well written. I'd recommend this to any fifth grader and older.

Auto957 Mar 28, 2014

I really liked this book because it was like I was living with the characters.


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