Song of the Sparrow

By Sandell, Lisa Ann

Publishers Summary:
In fifth-century Britain, nine years after the destruction of their home on the island of Shalott brings her to live with her father and brothers in the military encampments of Arthur's army, seventeen-year-old Elaine describes her changing perceptions of war and the people around her as she becomes increasingly involved in the bitter struggle against the invading Saxons.

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ISBN
978-0-43991-848-0
Publisher
New York : Scholastic Press, 2007.


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on August 1, 2007

Gr 8-Up After her mother's murder, Elaine lives with her father and brothers in a British military camp during the time of the Saxon invasions and makes herself useful by mixing potions to cure all manner of ills. As in Tennyson's "The Lady of Shalott," she falls in love with Lancelot, but when Gwynivere, King Arthur's betrothed and the daughter of a much-needed ally, arrives, she, too, is enchanted by the beloved knight. Disgusted by Elaine's unmaidenly ways, Gwynivere spurns the girl, overcoming her haughty selfishness only when Elaine's life and Arthur's legions are t...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2007

This twenty-first-century feminist re-imagining of the Arthurian Elaine of Ascolat, told in unsubtle verse, reinvents the lovelorn martyr...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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