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Genevieve's War

Patricia Reilly Giff, Becca Stadtlander (Illustrator)


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In this companion to the Newbery Honor-winning Lily's Crossing, thirteen-year-old Genevieve risks everything to defy the Nazis and join the French Resistance.

It's not always thinking of being happy. Doing the right thing will make you happy.

Despite the farm-work and her irritable grandmother Memé, Genevieve thinks she may have found a new home in Alsace, France, where she spent the summer of 1939.  Without much to return to in New York, Gen is ready to see if this new life will make her happy.

But then World War II erupts. The Nazis conquer France. 

Now everyone in Alsace must speak German, act German, and think German--or else. Even worse, a cold Nazi officer has commandeered a room in Memé's farmhouse--and he can tell that Gen and her grandmother aren't loyal to the Reich.

But Gen won't be cowed. And when her friend Rémy commits an act of sabotage, she hides him in the last place the Germans will look--in the attic, right above the Nazi's head.

Praise For Genevieve's War

"Genevieve's frequent quandaries about trust and betrayal in a changing landscape are timeless in their relevance. . . . Engrossing."—Kirkus Reviews 

"[T]his story makes the human dynamics of World War II engaging and understandable to middle-grade readers."—The Horn Book

 "Giff ably illustrates the physical and mental effects of war, and the heroism found in unexpected places and people. . . . Rich and engaging."—Publishers Weekly 

★ "Full of hardship, peril, and quiet heroism."Booklist, Starred Review

Holiday House, 9780823438006, 240pp.

Publication Date: March 30, 2017

About the Author

Patricia Reilly Giff is the author of many highly acclaimed books for children, including two Newbery Honor Books: Lily's Crossing, which was also a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book, and Pictures of Hollis Woods. Her works for younger readers include the Hunter Moran books. She lives in Connecticut.

Becca Stadtlander is an illustrator and fine artist. She is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art and lives in Covington, Kentucky.