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Sparrow Girl

Sparrow Girl

Ming-Li looked up and tried to imagine the sky silent, empty of birds. It was a terrible thought. Her country’s leader had called sparrows the enemy of the farmers–they were eating too much grain, he said. He announced a great “Sparrow War” to banish them from China, but Ming-Li did not want to chase the birds away.

As the people of her village gathered with firecrackers and gongs to scatter the sparrows, Ming-Li held her ears and watched in dismay. The birds were falling from the trees, frightened to death! Ming-Li knew she had to do something — even if she couldn’t stop the noise. Quietly, she vowed to save as many sparrows as she could, one by one…
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Junior Library Guild Selection, 2009

Genre: Children's Books / Juvenile Fiction / Animals / Birds

On Sale: February 17th 2009

Price: $16.99 / $17.99 (CAD)

Page Count: 40

ISBN-13: 9781423111870

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