Sweep: The Story of a Girl and Her Monster

Book review by Michael Berry, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 8+

Haunting tale of friendship and magic in Victorian times.

Parents say

age 9+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 1 review

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age 8+

A story of Hope and Friends

I thought the book was a delightful read for both my child and I. It was a thrilling and intriguing book, no gory or extremely scary events. I think that many would enjoy reading this book.

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age 9+

Intriguing story with multiple layers.

Sweep was the 'bed time read' book for me and my 9 year old and my child still fondly remembers the characters of Nan, Charlie, Toby, Miss Bloom in the story! They are very engaging . One gets involved with them deeply. The character of the Sweep is especially imaginative and charming. Although there are magical events in the story, they are quite believable; unlike the ones in the book' Peter Nimble and his magical eyes ' written by the same author. Overall it's a very good read for kids 9 and up. One can deal with the story at various levels as there are multiple layers involved. It can be the story of magic and / or friendship or it can be one discussing social issues.

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