Bluebird and the Sparrow

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Sometimes she wished she was an only child . . .

"She's lovely! Look at those curls. Those blue eyes. She's just beautiful!"

Berta was used to hearing comments like that. But they were not about her. . . . Whenever ladies came to the house or met her mother on the street, they exclaimed over Berta's little sister, Glenna.

Somewhere along the way, Berta decided that whatever Glenna was, she would not be. ...

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The Bluebird and the Sparrow (Women of the West Book #10)

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Overview

Sometimes she wished she was an only child . . .

"She's lovely! Look at those curls. Those blue eyes. She's just beautiful!"

Berta was used to hearing comments like that. But they were not about her. . . . Whenever ladies came to the house or met her mother on the street, they exclaimed over Berta's little sister, Glenna.

Somewhere along the way, Berta decided that whatever Glenna was, she would not be. Whatever Glenna did, she would not do. Whatever Glenna liked, she would not like. She would be the opposite.

Sure enough, Glenna is sparkling, vivacious, outgoing, and adored, while Berta is serious, dependable, and prim. Their relationship grows more and more distant until, finally, Berta must look into her heart and discover what truly has caused the rift between them.

An elder sister feels she is plain in comparison to her beautiful younger sister and must look into her heart to discover the true differences between them.

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Gr 7 Up-A richly detailed inspirational novel from a prolific writer of Christian fiction. Set in the early 1900s on the Canadian prairie, the story centers on Berta, the older, plain, dependable sister of cheerful, beautiful, affectionate Glenna. From childhood on, Berta feels ignored as pretty Glenna receives most of the attention from family, friends, and especially young men. She develops a protective shell so as not to compete with her sister's limelight. Circumstances and the stress of not revealing her true feelings finally cause the young woman to seek the advice of her minister. Both sisters eventually discuss their feelings and Berta discovers her ``true self.'' Oke presents believable characters in a well-paced story full of insight and common sense. It will be especially appealing to any young adult who feels like a ``sparrow'' in comparison to the ``bluebirds.'' The religious message does not appear until the later half of the book and could be overpowering to some readers, but the universal message of acceptance of self is this book's strong point.-Judy R. Johnston, Auburn High School, WA
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781556616129
  • Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
  • Publication date: 4/1/1995
  • Series: Women of the West Series
  • Pages: 256
  • Lexile: 680L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.34 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.65 (d)

Meet the Author

JANETTE OKE is the beloved, bestselling author of more than sixty books. Her writing has earned her the Christy Award for excellence in Christian Fiction, a number of Gold Medallion Awards, and two honorary awards for her significant contribution to the Christian book industry. Janette and her husband, Edward, live in Calgary, Alberta. For more information visit janetteoke.com.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 9, 2013

    Great book

    This was a sweet story. Janette Oke books are always fun to read and never dull.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2013

    Highly recommend

    The Bluebird and the Sparrow is a great book. Janette Oke tells the story of two sisters. You can almost feel the pain and hurt that the sisters are feeling. Also you feel the love that they truly have for each other. I have read several other books by this author and they are very inspirational.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2012

    Super good!

    I loved this book. When I picked it up the first time I could'nt put it down.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2010

    Bluebird and Sparrow

    Not my favorite Janette Oke book. I have read many of her books and really enjoyed them but not this one. It was the old story of sibling rival told again and the outcome was so very predictable. She does have a nice writing style which was evident in this book as well but very quickly I wanted the book to be over. Unfortunately I am one of those people who finds it necessary to finish the entire book. I just kept thinking I was going to start liking it but it never happened! My recommendation is if you feel like you have to read this book, borrow it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2000

    This is an excellent book

    I truly enjoyed this book. It is about two sisters who couldn't be more different from one another. Berta Berdette, the elder sister, has never felt loved. She thinks that she is too plain and ordinary for anyone to ever care. But she learns that it is 'not our circumstances that forge and form who and what we become'. This book is full of good lessens and is a wonderful reading experience. I adore Janette Oke. This is by far my favorite book of hers.

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