Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Will Sparrow's Road by Karen Cushman
Will Sparrow is a boy alone in the world. He has almost no memory of his mother, and has been sold by his father for ale. He feels himself unloved and unloveable. He hits the road, without shoes, and soon finds himself part of a group of "oddities and prodigies" travelling around the country from fair to fair. Will grows in stature and character as he finds a family among these outcasts, and finally stops running.
For any young fan of history, this is a great choice. Or, with chapters averaging 10 pages, it is easily shared by a family over several days.