Spider Sparrow

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Random House Children's Books, 2001 - Juvenile Fiction - 163 pages
Spider Sparrow has always been different. Abandoned as an infant in a lambing pen and adopted by a kindly shepherd and his wife, Spider’s life is unusual from the start. As he grows, it becomes clear that he is not like other children: he can't walk, talk, or learn like them. But Spider has a gift: he can imitate perfectly the sounds of animals. The animals–and his community–love him for it.

For Spider, the world may be a difficult place, but he lives each day with joy and courage. And those who meet Spider will never forget him.

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After 20 years as a farmer, Dick King-Smith turned to teaching and then to writing. He is now the author of dozens of novels for children, including Babe: The Gallant Pig.

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