Sparrows in the Scullery




Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/16/2006

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 162
ISBN : 9780595411559

About the Book

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.

About the Author

Barbara Brooks Wallace, born in China of American parents, had crossed the Pacific Ocean nine times before returning finally to live in the United States. Their first stop was always San Francisco, so that city has forever remained a mystical, magical place for her. It?s not surprising that it one day became the setting for her Peppermints in the Parlor, forerunner of four Mystery Writers of America EDGAR nominated books, and two EDGAR winners.