Lily's Crossing

By Patricia Reilly Giff
(Yearling, Paperback, 9780440414537, 208pp.)

Publication Date: January 12, 1999

Other Editions of This Title: Compact Disc, Hardcover, Prebound, , Hardcover, Hardcover, Paperback

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Description

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.




Praise For Lily's Crossing

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

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