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The Adventures of Sparrowboy
Contributor(s): Pinkney, Brian (Author), Pinkney, Brian (Illustrator)

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ISBN: 0689835345     ISBN-13: 9780689835346
Publisher: Aladdin Paperbacks
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Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: July 2000

Annotation: From Caldecott Honor winner Brian Pinkney comes the imaginative story of Henry the paperboy, who collides with a sparrow and discovers that he can fly--just like Falconman, his favorite comic strip superhero. Full color.
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | People & Places - United States - African-american
- Juvenile Fiction | Action & Adventure - General
- Juvenile Fiction | Comics & Graphic Novels - General
Dewey: E
Age Level: 4-8
Grade Level: Preschool-3
Lexile Measure: 540(Not Available)
Physical Information: 0.17" H x 11.02" W x 8.94" (0.39 lbs) 40 pages
- Ethnic Orientation - African American
Features: Ikids, Illustrated, Price on Product
Review Citations: Publishers Weekly 08/14/2000 pg. 357
Black Issues Book Review 11/01/2000 pg. 81
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 17289
Reading Level: 2.0   Interest Level: Lower Grades   Point Value: 0.5
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Publisher Description:
From Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator Brian Pinkney comes a whimsical, high-flying picture book about a paperboy's fantastical adventure.

A young paperboy Henry loves reading the comic strip "Falconman"--the superhero given flying abilities by a magical falcon. Then Henry runs across a sparrow with the same ability and suddenly takes off Suddenly airborne, he delivers papers from above then realizes a bully is threatening his neighbors. This super-boy knows it's up to him to take the neighborhood under his wing

Contributor Bio(s): Pinkney, Brian: - Brian Pinkney has illustrated numerous acclaimed books for children, including Martin Rising; In Your Hands; On the Ball; The Faithful Friend; Duke Ellington; and In the Time of the Drums. His many awards include two Caldecott Honors, a Coretta Scott King Illustration Award, four Coretta Scott King Illustration Honors, and the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award. Brian lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife and frequent collaborator, Andrea Davis Pinkney. Visit him at BrianPinkney.net.
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