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Sweep : the story of a girl and her monster

Author: Jonathan Auxier
Publisher: New York, NY : Amulet Books, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In nineteenth-century England, after her father's disappearance Nan Sparrow, ten, works as a "climbing boy," aiding chimney sweeps, but when her most treasured possessions end up in a fireplace, she unwittingly creates a golem.--
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Genre/Form: History
Fantasy fiction
Children's stories
Fiction
Juvenile works
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Auxier
ISBN: 9781419731402 1419731408
OCLC Number: 1028848554
Awards: Winner of NCTE Charlotte Huck Award for Outstanding Fiction for Children 2018 (United States)
Target Audience: 630L; Structure indicator: 90 (high); Syntactic indicator: 90 (high); Semantic indicator: 100 (very high); Decoding indicator: 100 (very high)
Description: 344 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: a story by Jonathan Auxier.
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In nineteenth-century England, after her father's disappearance Nan Sparrow, ten, works as a "climbing boy," aiding chimney sweeps, but when her most treasured possessions end up in a fireplace, she unwittingly creates a golem.--

"We save ourselves by saving others." It's been five years since the Sweep disappeared. Orphaned and alone, Nan Sparrow had no other choice but to work for a ruthless chimney sweep named Wilkie Crudd. She spends her days sweeping out chimneys. The job is dangerous and thankless, but with her wits and will, Nan has managed to beat the deadly odds time and time again. When Nan gets stuck in a chimney fire, she fears the end has come. Instead, she wakes to find herself unharmed in an abandoned attic. And she is not alone. Huddled in the corner is a mysterious creature - a golem - made from soot and ash. Sweep is the story of a girl and her monster. Together, these two outcasts carve out a new life - saving each other in the process. Lyrically told by one of today's most powerful storytellers, Sweep is a heartrending adventure about the everlasting gifts of friendship and wonder. -- From dust jacket.

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"Mr. Auxier has drawn from history, mythology, and a deep well of personal love and suffering to create a stirring work of magical realism for readers ages 8 to 12." -- The Wall Street Journal "Many Read more...

 
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