Annotations for Will Sparrow's Road


Baker & Taylor
In 1599 England, 12-year-old lying, thieving Will Sparrow runs away from home, meets many colorful characters on the road and then reluctantly joins a traveling "oddities" troupe, from whom he learns to see beyond appearances. By the Newbery Medal-winning author of The Midwife's Apprentice. 40,000 first printing.

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Baker & Taylor
In 1599 England, twelve-year-old lying, thieving Will Sparrow runs away, meets many colorful characters on the road, and then reluctantly joins a traveling "oddities" exhibit, where he learns to see beyond appearances.

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


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Houghton
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 at lying and thieving. Then he reluctantly joins a traveling troupe of "oddities," including a dwarf and a cat-faced girl, holding himself apart from the "monsters" and resolving to be on guard against further deceptions. At last Will is forced 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's new comic masterpiece.


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