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Will Sparrow's Road

Karen Cushman

Will Sparrow, liar and thief, is running away-from the father who sold him for beer, from the innkeeper who threatened to sell him as a chimney sweep, from his whole sorry life. Barefoot and penniless, without family, friends, or boots, Will is determined to avoid capture and, of course, to find something to eat. Some of the travelers he meets on the road have a kind word for him and a promise of better things to come, such as coins and juicy beef ribs. Eager to go along, Will repeatedly finds himself tricked by older and wiser tricksters. Each time, he resolves afresh to trust no one and care for no one. But luckily for Will, he can't keep his guard up forever. The lively goings-on behind the scenes of Elizabethan market fairs provide a colorful, earthy backdrop for Karen Cushman's wise and funny story of a runaway who finally, and unexpectedly, stops running.

Will Sparrow, liar and thief, is running away-from the father who sold him for beer, from the innkeeper who threatened to sell him as a chimney sweep, from his whole sorry life. Barefoot and penniless, without family, friends, or boots, Will is determined to avoid capture and, of course, to find something to eat. Some of the travelers he meets on the road have a kind word for him and a promise of better things to come, such as coins and juicy beef ribs. Eager to go along, Will repeatedly finds himself tricked by older and wiser tricksters. Each time, he resolves afresh to trust no one and care for no one. But luckily for Will, he can't keep his guard up forever. The lively goings-on behind the scenes of Elizabethan market fairs provide a colorful, earthy backdrop for Karen Cushman's wise and funny story of a runaway who finally, and unexpectedly, stops running.
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Will Sparrow, liar and thief, is running away-from the father who sold him for beer, from the innkeeper who threatened to sell him as a chimney sweep, from his whole sorry life. Barefoot and penniless, without family, friends, or boots, Will is determined to avoid capture and, of course, to find something to eat. Some of the travelers he meets on the road have a kind word for him and a promise of better things to come, such as coins and juicy beef ribs. Eager to go along, Will repeatedly finds himself tricked by older and wiser tricksters. Each time, he resolves afresh to trust no one and care for no one. But luckily for Will, he can't keep his guard up forever. The lively goings-on behind the scenes of Elizabethan market fairs provide a colorful, earthy backdrop for Karen Cushman's wise and funny story of a runaway who finally, and unexpectedly, stops running.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Katherine Kellgren

Length:

5h 11m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:35


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

03:26


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:30


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:08


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:26


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:52


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:05


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:34


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:07


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:26


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:37


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:11


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:38


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:57


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:56


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:44


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:53


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:10


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:11


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:25


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

03:36


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:59


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:05


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:26


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

03:27


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

03:04


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

03:58


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:53


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:52


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:58


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:31


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:34


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

03:05


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

03:19


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:24


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

03:24


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:50


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:54


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:40


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:48


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

01:14


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:30


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:38


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:00


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:49


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

03:46


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

03:28


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:12


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

03:30


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:56


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

03:33


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

03:34


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

03:30


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

03:15


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:54


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

03:16


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

03:04


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

03:05


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

03:19


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

03:46


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:03


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

01:03


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:02


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

03:27


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

03:48


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

03:24


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:35


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:28


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:27


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

03:48


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

03:57


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

03:18


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:24


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:36


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

03:23


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

04:34


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

04:02


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

04:01


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

05:02


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

04:47


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

00:50