An emergency meeting of the Mortimer Square Garden Committee has been convened to discuss a most alarming matter: Someone has been digging in the garden and making off with buckets of dirt. Miss Angela Chesney is sure that a gang of boys from run-down Catford Street is to blame. But Angela’s sister, Olivia, isn’t so sure. Olivia has always wondered why the neighborhood children—the “sparrows” she sometimes watches from the window of her house—are kept out of the private garden. Don’t they have a right to enjoy the place, too? But neither Angela nor Olivia has any idea what sent the neighborhood waif Lovejoy Mason and her few friends in search of good, rich earth. Still less do they imagine where their investigation of the incident will lead them—to a struggling restaurant, a bombed-out church, and at the heart of it all, a hidden garden.
|Publisher:||New York Review Books|
|Series:||New York Review Children's Collection Series|
|Product dimensions:||5.73(w) x 8.87(h) x 0.84(d)|
|Lexile:||810L (what's this?)|
|Age Range:||10 - 14 Years|
About the Author
Rumer Godden (1907–1998) grew up in India, where her father ran a steamship company. When her husband left her penniless in Calcutta with two daughters to raise, she turned to writing to pay off her many debts. She wrote over sixty books for adults and young adults, including The Doll’s House, Impunity Jane, and The Greengage Summer.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Anglophiles, Rumer Godden fans, readers of good fiction will not be disappointed in this finely-crafted story. This new edition seems to be marketed towards younger readers, but for all that there are children in it, and playing major parts, it is a story for all who want to understand the big picture, if you will. Miss Godden's incredible talent for drawing together many different threads to weave her tale is irresistable, in An Episode of Sparrows and all of her fiction, in fact.