Sparrow Girl

Sparrow Girl

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Ming-Li looked up and tried to imagine the sky silent, empty of birds. It was a terrible thought. Her country's leader had called sparrows the enemy of the farmers - -they were eating too much grain, he said. He announced a great "Sparrow War" to banish them from China, but Ming-Li did not want to chase the birds away. As the people of her village gathered with firecrackers and gongs to scatter the sparrows, Ming-Li held her ears and watched in dismay. The birds were falling from the trees, frightened to death! Ming-Li knew she had to do something - even if she couldn't stop the noise. Quietly, she vowed to save as many sparrows as she could, one by one...

ISBN: 9781423111870

Published Date: January 1, 2010

Publisher: Hyperion Books for Children

Language: English

Page Count: 40

Size: 10.00" l x 9.39" w x 0.37" h

Age Classification: Ages 3 to 5