By Lois Lowry
Yearling Books, Paperback, 9780440403449, 188pp.
Publication Date: April 1, 1986
Elizabeth is forced to grow up when her father goes to fight in World War II. Her family moves in with her grandfather, and a special friend is struck by tragedy.
An ALA Notable Children's Book.
"Lowry hones her writing to a high polish through which vivid settings and textured characters gleam in high relief."--Booklist, starred review.