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Lily's Crossing
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Lily's Crossing

Written by Patricia Reilly GiffAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Patricia Reilly Giff
| Yearling | Trade Paperback | January 1999 | $6.99 | 978-0-440-41453-7 (0-440-41453-9)
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ABOUT THIS BOOK

This “brilliantly told” (New York Times) Newbery Honor Book gives readers a sense of what it was like to be on the American home front while our soldiers were away fighting in World War II.
 
As in past years, Lily will spend the summer in Rockaway, in her family’s summer house by the Atlantic Ocean. But this summer of 1944, World War II has changed everyone’s life. Lily’s best friend, Margaret, has moved to a wartime factory town, and, much worse, Lily’s father is going overseas to the war.
 
There’s no one Lily’s age in Rockaway until the arrival of Albert, a refugee from Hungary with a secret sewn into his coat. Albert has lost most of his family in the war; he’s been through things Lily can’t imagine. But soon they form a special friendship. Now Lily and Albert have secrets to share: They both have told lies, and Lily has told one that may cost Albert his life.




REVIEWS

Named a 1998 Newbery Honor Book, an ALA Notable Book, and a Boston Globe--Horn Book Honor Book.

"Details...are woven with great effect into a realistic story."
--The Horn Book Magazine, starred

"Exceptional characterizations and a robust story line...this has all the ingredients that best reward readers."
--Publishers Weekly

"Brilliantly told."
--The New York Times Book Review

"With wry comedy and intense feeling...Giff gets across a strong sense of what it was like on the home front during World War II...The friendship story is beautifully drawn."
--Booklist


AWARDS

WINNER 1998 - Newbery Honor Book
WINNER - Parenting Magazine Best Book of the Year
WINNER 1998 - ALA Notable Children's Book
NOMINEE 2000 - Illinois Rebecca Caudill Young Readers Award
NOMINEE 2000 - Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award
WINNER 1999 - Arkansas Charlie May Simon Master List
WINNER 1999 - Kentucky Bluegrass Master List
WINNER 1998 - Maine Student Book Master List



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