The Adventures of Sparrowboy by Brian Pinkney

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Something mysterious is about to happen on Thurber Street.
Will the events of one afternoon change Henry's life forever?

About Brian Pinkney

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Brian Pinkney is one of the most celebrated talents in children's publishing. In his career he has won two Caldecott Honors, a Coretta Scott King medal, a Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, and three Coretta Scott King Honors. For Simon & Schuster he illustrated The Faithful Friend, which won the Caldecott Honor and Coretta Scott King Honor, Sukey and the Mermaid, which won the Coretta Scott King Honor, and The Adventures of Sparrowboy, which won the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award. He lives with his wife and two children in Brooklyn, New York -- which is where this story takes place.
Published July 1, 2000 by Aladdin. 40 pages
Genres: Travel, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Comics & Graphic Novels, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Inspired by Falconman, a superhero from the pages of the newspapers he delivers, Sparrowboy thwarts Wolf's attack on two local boys, rescues a neighborhood cat from the torments of Bruno, and saves a mysteriously flightless sparrow from the jaws of a cat, returning home where everything feels jus...

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For the course of Henry's transformation, the book adopts a comic-strip format, accenting the boxed, action-filled pictures with brief, punchy text and a chorus of sound effects like ""CHIRP!"", ""WHOOSH!"" and ""THONK!"" In a final, satisfying coup, Henry comes to the rescue of the benevolent sp...

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