Sparrow Girl

Sparrow Girl

Title: Sparrow GirlAuthor: Sara PennypackerIllustrator: Yoko TanakaPublisher: Hyperion Books (2009)ISBN: 978-1423111870 In 1958, the Chinese government ordered the eradication of all sparrows. They were blamed for destroying the nation’s wheat crop, but their disappearance brought on a plague of locust. Ming Li, a compassionate and determined girl, rescues seven sparrows. She cares for, then frees the birds, saving her village from a devastating famine.

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