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A boy. A wish. A secret desire gone horribly wrong.


Timothy Sperling misses his mom and dad terribly. Left behind with his melancholy uncle while they’re off on an expedition to avert an environmental crisis, the bird-boned boy would give anything to see them again. But when he spies a shooting star, he fears wishing to be reunited with his parents is too selfish and instead asks for snow… only to conjure up a blizzard.


As a town that never sees winter is buried in mountains of white, Timothy teams up with a wise explorer to figure out how to stop the relentless frozen flakes. And with all the blame being shoveled on his family, the clever kid’s connection to sparrows may be his one chance to pull the city out of its deep freeze.


Can Timothy undo his fateful wish and bring back the sunshine?


Sparrow is a high-flying middle-grade novel. If you or your child like relatable characters, timeless settings, and high-stakes adventure, then you’ll love Brian Kindall’s feathered flurries.


Middle-grade fiction

Winner of the Global Book Award Gold Medal in Children's Literature 2022!

Winner of the Moonbeam Children's Book Awards Gold Medal in Pre-teen Fiction!


Shortlisted for the Idaho Book of the Year, 2022!

Awarded 1st Place in Middle-Grade Fiction and Environmental Books by
Kid's Lit Book Café!

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"Sparrow is a beautifully written, wise, and gentle book—one that middle-grade readers will savor." - BlueInk Reviews, starred review.

"Budding birders will embrace this imaginative historical fantasy, which deftly blends exploration and introspection." - BookLife Reviews of Publishers Weekly

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