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Summary

In the Clandoms, everyone is born with wings, with tight-knit communities formed around bird types: Jay, Falcon, Crow. 

Ellie Meadows dreams of growing up to join the Goldwings - the famed knights who defend all the people of the Clandoms. It was a Goldwing, after all, who saved her life on that terrible day her parents were killed. There's just one problem: Ellie is a Sparrow, and the Goldwings are almost invariably picked from the higher clans like Eagles and Ospreys. This rigid hierarchy means that Ellie is destined to become a farmer.

Determined to honor her parents' memories and prove herself worthy of the Goldwings, Ellie sets out on her own for the capital.

But her journey will be dangerous. Foul creatures called gargols lurk behind every cloud, ready to slay anyone unlucky enough to be caught outside in a storm - just as Ellie's family was.

Soon her path intertwines with a colorful band of fellow outcasts, each with their own aspirations...and their own secrets. Ellie's new friends offer not just roadside companionship. They'll challenge her ideas of right, wrong, and what truly makes a hero.

©2021 Jessica Khoury. (P)2021 Scholastic Inc. All rights reserved.

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  • 05-08-21

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This book is sooo great! I can hardly wait for the next book to come out!

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  • 17-08-22

Great Book

It's well told. I like it and think that it is great for kids of all ages, but I also feel like listening to a chapter at bed when you're about eleven is a great idea. My girl loved the voices and creativity. She even drew Ellie and Knox flying with her as a 'nice eagle on their side.'
Really helps get the kids off the screen and still not needing to read!

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  • Judy
  • 02-07-22

Well written

Loved this book. Well written light reading. Great for children 10 and up I think.

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  • Katrina L.S. Baker
  • 28-06-22

Awesomeness!!!

We loved the suspense, characters, etc. It's an all around great book. Looking forward to next in series.

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  • Tera
  • 09-02-22

cool

one of the best books i have . i will be getting book 2

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  • 29-01-22

Thieves are not always bad people

Elody the sparrow has always looked up to the hero’s that saved her life when she was a child. She has worked hard to be as strong an honorable as they are. Determined Ellie though has everything going against her, because she is a Sparrow. She is supposed to be a farmer, not a hero.
This book follows her journey to have a chance at becoming a chosen Gold Wing. On this journey Elody meets thieves, who teach her some important lessons…

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  • 05-12-21

Awesome story and can't wait for more!!

My kids and me throughly enjoyed this story!! Good, clean, and entrancing storyline. Definitely a page turner and can't wait for book 2 to come out!!

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  • Jaime
  • 18-11-21

Couldn't put it down...so to speak

My daughter and I both loved this book! It only took a week for us to listen to the whole book and looking forward to the next one!

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  • Erica Richardson
  • 25-08-21

Charming and Beautiful

This story, the characters, the world, and the narration were all so fun and vibrant. Sparrow Rising is a courage-filled story about charming characters in an imnersive and creative world. I loved it.