Lisa Ann Sandell Video Interview
Lisa Ann Sandell's latest book, Song of the Sparrow, takes place during Medieval times and was hailed by Publishers Weekly as "a unique and eloquently wrought addition to Arthurian lore."
Get to know this YA author by watching our November 2007 video interview. Learn what inspired Song of the Sparrow, the research she did to complete the book, and what she loves most about being an author. Sandell also offers advice for young writers, and talks about her experiences as a young reader.
- Lisa Ann Sandell's Biography
- Lisa Ann Sandell's List of works
- Watch the video interview with Lisa Ann Sandell.
- Watch the Song of the Sparrow video trailer.
- Listen to Sandell read from Song of the Sparrow.
Questions for discussing the characters, theme, setting, and symbolism in this novel in verse about the legend of King Arthur.
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?