By Lois Lowry
Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, Hardcover, 9780395278123, 192pp.
Publication Date: May 1, 1980
When her father leaves to fight in World War II, Elizabeth goes with her mother and sister to her grandfather's house, where she learns to face up to the always puzzling and often cruel realities of the adult world.
"Readers . . . will find this emotionally charged reverie understandable and unforgettable." Booklist, ALA, Starred Review