ABOUT THIS BOOK
When Lily meets Albert, a refugee from Hungary, during the summer of 1944, they begin a special friendship. However, Lily and Albert have both told lies, and Lily has told a lie that may cost Albert his life.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Named a 1998 Newbery Honor Book, an ALA Notable Book, and a Boston Globe--Horn Book
"Details...are woven with great effect into a realistic story."
--The Horn Book Magazine
"Exceptional characterizations and a robust story line...this has all the ingredients that best reward readers."
--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."
--BooklistFrom the Trade Paperback edition.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Patricia Reilly Giff
is the author of many beloved books for children, including the Kids of the Polk Street School books, the Friends and Amigos books, and the Polka Dot Private Eye books. Her novels for middle-grade readers include The Gift of the Pirate Queen
and Lily's Crossing
, a Newbery Honor Book and a Boston Globe-Horn Book
Honor Book. Nory Ryan's Song
, her most recent book for Delacorte, was an ALA Notable Book and an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. Patricia Reilly Giff lives in Weston, Connecticut.From the Hardcover edition.
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