An Episode of Sparrows

by Rumer Godden

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

You are making a mountain out of a molehill,” said Angela.

Olivia was suddenly inspired to answer, “A molehill can be a mountain to a sparrow.”

I just love Rumer Godden!

One of the reasons is, like with Elizabeth Goudge, Godden’s children (the sparrows of the title) are so well depicted. But all the characters (like the adults in my quote above) are very vivid) & easy to keep track of)

The unwanted waif (& kleptomaniac) Lovejoy has learned that if she wants something she has to get it herself – which is why she stole a packet of flower seeds. This leads to a passion for gardening, new friendships & a raft of unexpected consequences.

I did have to knock half a ★ off, because the relationship between Tip & Lovejoy  was very close to a romance – & Lovejoy was only 11. It was a relationship of minds & Tip was only two years older but it made me a little uncomfortable.

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