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"The Wynns are an unforgettable family. The details of their struggle to survive the Great Depression will linger long after the last page has been read."-Ann M. Martin, winner of the Newbery Honor for A Corner of the Universe

A stunning debut novel about

the true meaning of home

Sadie Wynn 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. Sadie hates this strange new place, where even children must work at the cannery to help make ends meet and people are rude to her disabled father.

Yet when trouble comes, it is the kindness of these new neighbors that helps the family make it 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.

 
The Truth About Sparrows is a 2005 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

Synopsis:

Sadie doesn’t want a new life; her old one suits her just fine. But times are hard in drought-plagued Missouri, and her parents think they’ll be better off in Texas. It’s tough for Sadie to give up her beloved home for this strange place, yet when trouble comes, it’s the kindness of 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.

Synopsis:

I turned twelve on July 18, 1933, the day we left Missouri. Mama said there’d be no cake this year. She said I was getting a whole new life for my birthday instead.

Sadie doesn’t want a new life; her old one suits her just fine. But times are hard in drought-plagued Missouri, and her parents think they’ll be better off in Texas. It’s tough for Sadie to give up her beloved home for this strange place, yet when trouble comes, it’s the kindness of 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.

About the Author

Marian Hale lives with her husband on Copano Bay in Rockport, Texas, just twenty miles from the Aransas Pass seawall where this story takes place. This is her first novel.

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emmejo, June 28, 2010 (view all comments by emmejo)
Missouri is in the midst of a drought, and during the Depression that becomes the straw that broke the back of the Wynn family. Sadie and her family leave to Texas, where her father can get work as a fisherman. Sadie hates this new life, where she lives in a one-room shanty, spends hours cleaning shrimp for a few cents and her disabled father is stared at everywhere he goes. Is it possible she will ever be able to call this place home?

I really enjoyed this book. The writing is simple and lyrical and the characters are interesting, with just enough flaws to make them seem real. My only real complaint is that the pacing of the story was very uneven, sometimes rushed and sometimes dragging into the land of boring.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780312371333
Author:
Hale, Marian
Publisher:
Square Fish
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Social Issues - Friendship
Subject:
Social Issues - Moving
Subject:
Family
Subject:
Friendship
Subject:
Historical - United States - 20th Century
Subject:
People with disabilities
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
Family/General (see also headings under Social Issues)
Subject:
Social Issues - New Experience
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Middle-Grade Fiction
Publication Date:
20071031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
7.19 x 5.58 x 0.87 in
Age Level:
10-14

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"Synopsis" by , Sadie doesn’t want a new life; her old one suits her just fine. But times are hard in drought-plagued Missouri, and her parents think they’ll be better off in Texas. It’s tough for Sadie to give up her beloved home for this strange place, yet when trouble comes, it’s the kindness of 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.
"Synopsis" by ,
I turned twelve on July 18, 1933, the day we left Missouri. Mama said there’d be no cake this year. She said I was getting a whole new life for my birthday instead.

Sadie doesn’t want a new life; her old one suits her just fine. But times are hard in drought-plagued Missouri, and her parents think they’ll be better off in Texas. It’s tough for Sadie to give up her beloved home for this strange place, yet when trouble comes, it’s the kindness of 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.

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