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Book Title: Sparrows in the Scullery|
The author of the book: Barbara Brooks Wallace
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 26.48 MB
Date of issue: November 14th 2006
ISBN 13: 9780595411559
Read full description of the books Sparrows in the Scullery:Colin Trevelyan, newly orphaned heir to his parents' fortune, is kidnapped in the night from his ancestral home and taken to the grim Broggin Home for Boys, where he is underfed, overworked, and destined for a short life in a deadly glass factory. This story "immediately hooks readers, who will gobble up this satisfying fare," says "School Library Journal."
"Fully realized Victorian melodrama that would make Dickens proud," says "The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books."
A "Junior Literary Guild" selection and winner of the "Mystery Writers of America" EDGAR Award.
Read information about the authorAward-winning American children's writer. Has received, among others, the NLAPW Children's Book Award and International Youth Library "Best of the Best" for 'Claudia' (2001), as well as the William Allen White Children's Book Award for 'Peppermints in the Parlor' (1983).
Wallace was born and spent her childhood in China, but then moved to the United States. San Francisco was often a port of entry for her family, who lived in a huge, white-pillared mansion on the side of a hill, later to become the Sugar Hill Hall mansion which served as the setting for some of her most popular books. She is a UCLA graduate.
Wallace has won two Edgar Allan Poe Awards from the Mystery Writers of America for 'The Twin in the Tavern' (1994) and for 'Sparrows in the Scullery' (1998). 'Cousins in The Castle' (1997 and 'Ghosts in the Gallery' (2001) were also nominated for an Edgar Award.
Wallace's books are often compared to those by Lemony Snicket, as well as Beverly Cleary and four-time Edgar-recipient Joan Lowery Nixon.
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