THE WHITE SPARROW by Roy Brown

THE WHITE SPARROW

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The further adventures of homeless Sprog, last seen in Flight of Sparrows (KR, 1973) wandering near London with the speechless and disfigured Boy who, with the Boy's three-legged mutt, shares his dismal shelters and stolen food. Here as winter sets in the trio wanders from leaky warehouse to abandoned, drafty crane to timber stack, ending up in a relatively cushy doll factory where they are taken, feverish from exposure and near starvation, by a motherly sort of little girl named Connie Angel. At last Sprog takes a job with Connie's sympathetic father, a junk dealer, and eventually goes off to live with the motherless family; the Boy takes off, hurt by Sprog's venture into the world, to be chased by local kids and almost certainly drowned. Again Brown does a good job of conveying the bleakness and peril of the two fugitives' existence; the best way to read this is to expect nothing more.

Pub Date: March 1st, 1975
Page count: 158pp
Publisher: Seabury