Sweep: The Story of a Girl and Her Monster
Eleven-year-old Nan Sparrow is quite possibly the best climber who ever lived. With her wits nad will, she's manage to beat deadly odds time and time again. But when Nan's Sweep disappears suddenly and then she's caught in a chimney fire, everything changes. It starts with a black piece of coal. Jonathan Auxier is one of my very favorite storytellers- don't miss his episode on the Read-Aloud Revival podcast.