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Song of the Sparrow

Song of the Sparrow

by Lisa Ann Sandell
This eloquent and gripping addition to the Camelot canon -- written in beautiful verse -- has received glowing, starred reviews and early awards buzz!

Since the days of King Arthur, there have been poems and paintings created in her name. She is Elaine of Ascolat, the Lady of Shalott, and now there is a book all her own. The year is 490 A.D. and 16-year-old Elaine has a temperament to match her fiery red hair. Living on a military base with her father, brothers, and the rest of Arthur's army, Elaine pines for the handsome Lancelot, and longs for a female friend. But when the cruel, beautiful Gwynivere arrives, Elaine is confronted with startling emotions of jealousy and rivalry. Can Elaine find the strength to survive the birth of a kingdom?
12, 13, 14
Interest Level
Grades 7 - 9
Lexile Measure
Scholastic Press
Number of Pages
Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Fables, Poetry, Songs, Verse

About the Author

Contributor Image Alt Tag Lisa Ann Sandell Lisa Ann Sandell is the author of The Weight of the Sky, a novel in verse that was selected as one of the New York Public Library's Books for the Teen Age, and Song of the Sparrow, a novel in verse that retells the story of King Arthur and the Lady of Shalott. She is also a children's book editor.

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