Sweep: The Story of a Girl and Her Monster

Eleven-year-old Nan Sparrow is one of the best chimney boys in Victorian London, even though she’s a girl. It’s a dangerous job, and when Nan gets caught in a fire, she’s sure the end has come. Enter the mysterious and magical Charlie: smoldering knight in sooty armor, guardian angel, golem.
Ages 11+
Pages 352
Publisher Abrams
Coming Oct 2023
Kirkus Starred Review
National Jewish Book Award Finalist
Sydney Taylor Gold Medal Winner

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113 Reviews

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Amazing, magical book!

Review by Sheina Brocha

Sweep is about an orphan girl who is treated really badly. It is set in London where she is a chimney sweep. It's a really dangerous job. This is a story about her survival - and it includes some magic. It's a dramatic, sad and hopeful story. I really recommend it. It gave me insight how life used to be for poor children. FIVE STARS!!!!

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A Heartfelt Story

Review by ellahg

A beautiful, brave, book. I love this book so much. So fulfilling. Even if you don't like fantasy and historical fiction, you will adore this book nonetheless.

Oct 03, 2022 06:02 PM
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very very very very very very good

Review by Fanele

It's in the name (title in this case)

Jul 05, 2022 03:12 PM
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The best book ever!!!!!!!!!

Review by Burlingamemom76

It is so good!!!!! When you start reading you can not stop. I would highly recommend it.

Jun 08, 2022 11:11 AM
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Absolutely Amazing

Review by tamarielpaints

This book is really, really, good. Overall, it's amazing!

Mar 02, 2022 06:10 PM
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Review by EmeraldFox

It is so sweet (sweep) and I really recommend it.

Nov 08, 2021 04:44 PM