Read along with us in November!
by Jonathan Auxier
For nearly a century, Victorian London relied on “climbing boys”–orphans owned by chimney sweeps–to clean flues and protect homes from fire. The work was hard, thankless and brutally dangerous. Eleven-year-old Nan Sparrow is quite possibly the best climber who ever lived–and a girl. With her wits and will, she’s managed to beat the deadly odds time and time again.
But when Nan gets stuck in a deadly chimney fire, she fears her time has come. Instead, she wakes to find herself in an abandoned attic. And she is not alone. Huddled in the corner is a mysterious creature–a golem–made from ash and coal. This is the creature that saved her from the fire.
Sweep is the story of a girl and her monster. Together, these two outcasts carve out a life together–saving one another in the process.
I have reviewed The Night Gardener, also by Jonathan Auxier in the past. You can read that review here. Get your copy of Sweep and read along with us.
Interested in information about joining my YA Book Club? You must be from Winnipeg or surrounding area, and be a writer of middle grade or young adult fiction.