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The Adventures of Sparrowboy

Illustrated by Brian Pinkney

From Caldecott Honor–winning illustrator Brian Pinkney comes a whimsical, high-flying picture book about a paperboy’s fantastical adventure.

A young paperboy Henry loves reading the comic strip “Falconman”—the superhero given flying abilities by a magical falcon. Then Henry runs across a sparrow with the same ability and suddenly takes off! Suddenly airborne, he delivers papers from above then realizes a bully is threatening his neighbors. This super-boy knows it’s up to him to take the neighborhood under his wing!

Photograph © Christine Simmons

Brian Pinkney has illustrated numerous acclaimed books for children, including Martin RisingIn Your Hands; On the Ball; The Faithful Friend; Duke Ellington; and In the Time of the Drums. His many awards include two Caldecott Honors, a Coretta Scott King Illustration Award, four Coretta Scott King Illustration Honors, and the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award. Brian lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife and frequent collaborator, Andrea Davis Pinkney. Visit him at BrianPinkney.net.

Photograph © Christine Simmons

Brian Pinkney has illustrated numerous acclaimed books for children, including Martin RisingIn Your Hands; On the Ball; The Faithful Friend; Duke Ellington; and In the Time of the Drums. His many awards include two Caldecott Honors, a Coretta Scott King Illustration Award, four Coretta Scott King Illustration Honors, and the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award. Brian lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife and frequent collaborator, Andrea Davis Pinkney. Visit him at BrianPinkney.net.

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