Paula Martinson’s book The Wooden Sparrow, according to the young author herself, is intended for children to learn English (for English speakers, Lithuanian). By reading short stories, children will not only learn a new language; they will find here their contemporary’s thoughts about good and evil and how to do good more.
My name Paula. I am an American – Lithuanian and one of my biggest goal is to speak fluent Lithuanian. I wrote the stories in this book at 11 years old, but I could not accomplish the writing on my own. I thank the people who encouraged my writing, especially my mom who grew up in Lithuania. My hope is that I will help children who speak English learn Lithuanian and children who speak Lithuanian learn English.