The Truth About Sparrows

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (5.57 hours)
Product Number: Z100026481
Released: Dec 26, 2007
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780739361146
Narrator/s: Emily Janice Card
Publisher: Listening Library
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Sadie 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. It's tough for Sadie to give up her beloved home for this strange place, where even children clean shrimp at the cannery to help make ends meet and where people are rude to her disabled father. Yet when trouble comes, it is the kindness of these new neighbors that helps the family 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. Lyrical and vibrant, this is an unforgettable first novel about the true meaning of home.

Author(s): Marian Hale
Original Publish Date: Dec 26, 2007

All formats/editions

Author(s): Marian Hale
Product Number EB00611672
Released: Jun 23, 2015
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781627797085
Teacher's Guide
Author(s): Marian Hale
Product Number 44672
Released: Oct 16, 2007
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781428107557

Professional reviews

"Twelve-year-old Sadie does not want to leave her home in Depression-era Missouri for a hard-scrabble life in a tar-paper shack on the Gulf Coast of Texas. Missing her best friend makes Sadie unappreciative of what is really important until someone with even less shows Sadie how to see beyond what she's lost to what she still has. Emily Card's subtle and youthful interpretation of Sadie's anger and grief facilitates the listener's understanding of the difficulties faced by the hundreds of thousands of Sadies whose lives were overturned by economic and environmental misfortune during the Depression. S.G. (c) AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine"

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