Hicklebee's Book of the Year!
“Nan Sparrow is the sort of heroine the word ‘plucky’ was invented for. From her unconventional life traveling with her beloved Sweep — with whom all difficulties turned into treasured memories — she has fallen into indentured servitude as a ‘climbing boy.’ Even though she's one of the best around, when she gets lodged in a chimney during a fire, she's sure she's a goner...until she awakens in the rubble of that chimney with a sentient bit of char rolling at her feet. Thus begins her new life on the lam with Charlie. Anyone who loved the strange but sweet relationship at the center of Anna and the Swallow Man will owe their whole heart to this heartfelt and satisfying story of found family that shows how even devastating loss can be transformed into beautiful remembrance.”
— Sarah Holt, Left Bank Books, St. Louis, MO