Sweep: The Story of a Girl and Her Monster, by Jonathan Auxier

Sweep: The Story of a Girl and Her Monster
Written by Jonathan Auxier


This is the story of a young girl who is a chimney sweep in Victorian England. Nan is an orphan working as a “climber” cleaning chimneys. After her master nearly burns her alive in a chimney she is rescued by a Golum left to her by a sweep who was her adopted father. Alone and hiding from her former master, Nan and the Golum carve a life for themselves and end up saving each other.

Review by Charlotte Frenzel, Resource Teacher, Whittier Elementary
Rating: ★★★★★ (5 stars)
Interest Level: Grades 5-8

Sweep, the Story of a Girl and Her Monster
Written by Jonathan Auxier
Amulet Books
344 pages
Release Date: 2018
A review copy was provided by the publisher via Follett.

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