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Will Sparrow's Road

(2012)
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Will Sparrow, liar and thief, is running away - from the father who sold him for beer, from the innkeeper who threatened to sell him as a chimney sweep, from his whole sorry life. Barefoot and penniless, without family, friends, or boots, Will is determined to avoid capture and, of course, to find something to eat.

Some of the travelers he meets on the road have a kind word for him and a promise of better things to come, such as coins and juicy beef ribs. Eager to go along, Will repeatedly finds himself tricked by older and wiser tricksters. Each time, he resolves afresh to trust no one and care for no one. But luckily for Will, he can't keep his guard
up forever.

The lively goings-on behind the scenes of Elizabethan market fairs provide a colorful, earthy backdrop for Karen Cushman's wise and funny story of a runaway who finally, and unexpectedly, stops running.

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Hardback Editions

November 2012 : USA Hardback
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Title: Will Sparrow's Road
Author(s): Karen Cushman
ISBN: 0-547-73962-1 / 978-0-547-73962-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Clarion Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

November 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: Will Sparrow's Road
Author(s): Karen Cushman
ISBN: 0-544-33632-1 / 978-0-544-33632-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

November 2012 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Will Sparrow's Road
Author(s): Karen Cushman
ISBN: 0-449-01468-1 / 978-0-449-01468-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Listening Library (Audio)
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


November 2012 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Will Sparrow's Road
Author(s): Karen Cushman
Publisher: Listening Library
Availability: Amazon   


November 2012 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Will Sparrow's Road
Author(s): Karen Cushman
Publisher: Listening Library
Availability: Amazon UK   


November 2012 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Will Sparrow's Road
Author(s): Karen Cushman
ISBN: 0-449-01470-3 / 978-0-449-01470-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Listening Library
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

November 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Will Sparrow's Road
Author(s): Karen Cushman
Publisher: Clarion Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   



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