Author : Dick King-smith
Publisher : Crown Books For Young Readers
Published Year : 2000
Edition : 1
Format : Hardcover, 176 pages
Dimensions : 5.80 (w) x 8.57 (h) x 0.72 (d)
ISBN : 0517800438
ISBN13 : 9780517800430
Overview :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.
Spider, a baby abandoned on an English farm, grows up to be mentally slower than other children but manifests a remarkable talent for communicating with animals as he comes of age during World War II.