A Coming Evil (Hardcover)

By Vivian Vande Velde

Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 9780395900123, 224pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 1998

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (9/3/2007)

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Lisette Beaucaire was angry when her parents sent her away from Paris that September day in 1940. And although she knew that with the Nazis occupying the city she'd be safer at her Aunt Josephine's farm in the Dordogne valley, Lisette resented her "exile." She'd miss her friends and the excitement of being thirteen and starting a new school. Instead she'd have nothing to do but amuse her little cousin Cecile. That's what Lisette thought, but she soon found out that she wasn't the only visitor at the farmhouse. And then she encountered Gerard, a visitor from a long time ago, who proved to be a valiant ally at a crucial moment for the people who lived in the farmhouse.

Praise For A Coming Evil

"This well-written . . . fast-paced adventure raises some interesting issues." —School Library Journal

School Library Journal

"Velde's melding of fantasy with historical fiction is generally successful, and her comments about the similarities between these two historical periods are well taken." —Booklist Booklist, ALA