The Absence of Sparrows

Kurt Kirchmeier (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$16.99
Publisher
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publish Date
May 07, 2019
Pages
384
Dimensions
5.3 X 7.7 X 1.5 inches | 1.1 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780316450928

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About the Author

Kurt Kirchmeier is a Saskatchewan-based writer who has always been drawn to books with heart and a strong sense of mystery and wonder. He has a soft spot for speculative fiction and coming-of-age stories. When he isn't reading or writing, he enjoys spending time outdoors and connecting with nature. He's an avid photographer, and has a particular fondness for birds.

Reviews

"The mystery of the 'glass plague, ' the constant threats to Ben and his family, and the fast-moving plot make the book hard to put down.... Sure to be popular with readers seeking a truly scary story."--School Library Journal

"Will stick with the reader long after they are finished."
--School Library Connection

"This gripping novel trusts its young readers."--Booklist
"Stephen King-level horror haunting a tight, thoughtful domestic drama."--BCCB
"Gripping and affecting."
--Shelf Awareness

"Creepy and engaging."
--Publishers Weekly

* "A powerful piece of storytelling... Will resonate with anyone who understands that heroism is not a matter of saving the world but of maintaining yourself, and acting to protect those in your community -- despite the forces arrayed against you."
--Quill and Quire, starred review

"Narrator Will Collyer brings realistic emotion to this creepy audiobook about a terrifying plague."--AudioFile
"A fresh spin on the post-apocalyptic genre.... A thought-provoking read."
--Canadian Children's Book News