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The Absence of Sparrows

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Stranger Things meets The Stand in this haunting coming-of-age novel about a plague that brings the world to a halt — and the boy who believes that his town's missing sparrows can save his family.


In the small town of Griever's Mill, eleven-year-old Ben Cameron is expecting to finish off his summer of relaxing and bird-watching without a hitch. But everything goes wrong when dark clouds roll in.


Old Man Crandall is the first to change — human one minute and a glass statue the next. Soon it's happening across the world. Dark clouds fill the sky and, at random, people are turned into frozen versions of themselves. There's nowhere to run, nowhere to hide, and no one knows how to stop it.


With his mom on the verge of a breakdown, and his brother intent on following the dubious plans put forth by a nameless voice on the radio, Ben must hold out hope that his town's missing sparrows will return with everyone's souls before the glass plague takes them away forever.


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Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Kindle Book

  • ISBN: 9780316528825
  • Release date: May 7, 2019

OverDrive Read

  • ISBN: 9780316528825
  • Release date: May 7, 2019

EPUB ebook

  • ISBN: 9780316528825
  • File size: 3029 KB
  • Release date: May 7, 2019

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Kindle Book
OverDrive Read
EPUB ebook

Languages

English

Levels

ATOS Level:5.9
Lexile® Measure:900
Interest Level:6-12(MG+)
Text Difficulty:4-5

Stranger Things meets The Stand in this haunting coming-of-age novel about a plague that brings the world to a halt — and the boy who believes that his town's missing sparrows can save his family.


In the small town of Griever's Mill, eleven-year-old Ben Cameron is expecting to finish off his summer of relaxing and bird-watching without a hitch. But everything goes wrong when dark clouds roll in.


Old Man Crandall is the first to change — human one minute and a glass statue the next. Soon it's happening across the world. Dark clouds fill the sky and, at random, people are turned into frozen versions of themselves. There's nowhere to run, nowhere to hide, and no one knows how to stop it.


With his mom on the verge of a breakdown, and his brother intent on following the dubious plans put forth by a nameless voice on the radio, Ben must hold out hope that his town's missing sparrows will return with everyone's souls before the glass plague takes them away forever.


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