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Lily's Crossing (Newbery Honor Book)
Lily's Crossing - Newbery Honor Book
Author: Patricia Reilly Giff
This year, as in other years, Lily has planned a spectacular summer in Rockaway, in her family's cozy house on stilts over the Atlantic Ocean. But by the summer of 1944, World War II has changed almost everyone's life. Lily's best friend, Margaret, and her family have moved to a wartime factory town, and worse, much worse, Lily's father is on hi...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780385321426
ISBN-10: 0385321422
Publication Date: 2/10/1997
Pages: 192
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

4 stars, based on 20 ratings
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 3
Good book for older elementary school age. Takes place during WWII and many of the problems will be very recognizable to American children now facing problems caused by war in another country.
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Helpful Score: 1
I was a little disappointed to find this a rather bland story and one that lacked direction, especially since it was a Newbery Honor. It felt simply like a collage of scenes pasted together of a young motherless American girl's summer during World War II, when her father is called to the war effort and she is left with a grandmother she does not get along with. She befriends her neighbor's nephew, a refugee from Hungary, who is determined to get his young sister back from France where he was forced to leave her behind when she became ill during their escape. While it showed an interesting point of view of the war, both the story and characters lacked substance to me.
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Such a wonderfully written book!
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