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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (249 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Marian Hale Narrator: Emily Janice Card Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Sadie doesn’t want a new life; her old one suits her just fine. But times are hard in drought-plagued Missouri, and Daddy thinks they’ll be better off in Texas. It’s tough for Sadie to give up her beloved home for this strange place, where even children clean shrimp at the cannery to help make ends meet and where people are rude to her disabled father.

Yet when trouble comes, it is the kindness of these new neighbors that helps the family through. And no one helps more than Dollie, a red-headed chatterbox of a girl who just might become a good friend–if Sadie gives her half a chance.

Lyrical and vibrant, this is an unforgettable first novel about the true meaning of home. Download and start listening now!

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Mary | 2/10/2014

    " A slow, introspective story about a 12 year old girl and her family during the depression. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Amber | 2/9/2014

    " I picked up this book thinking it was the same author of Princess Acadamey but it wasn't. It was still a really good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Makaela | 2/7/2014

    " I gave this book four stars because I could never do all the things they had to do. I think sadie is much braver than I will ever be and I wish I could be more like her. I liked the unexpected parts that you didn't see coming. She has to take care of all her siblings and go to a new school. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Fv | 2/6/2014

    " The book "The Truth About Sparrows" was a really good book. It showed in great detail what life was like during the Great Depression and how worse it was for people in the Mid-East of America because of droughts. Not only did the author; Marian Hale, portray how hard it was during this time but used a great character like Sadie to express what life was really like for her and her family who were affected by the Depression and forced to move because of it. Sadie, along with her parents and her three siblings drove away from their home in Missouri and headed to Texas in search for a better chance at finding work. This story is a great way to learn about life during the Depression and I would recommend it to anyone wanting to read a story from a perspective of someone who might have lived during the Great Depression. "

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