This year, as in other years, Lily has planned a spectacular summer in Rockaway, in her family's cozy house on stilts over the Atlantic Ocean. But by the summer of 1944, World War II has changed almost everyone's life. Lily's best friend, Margaret, and her family have moved to a wartime factory town, and worse, much worse, Lily's father is on his way overseas to the war.There's no one else Lily's age in Rockaway until Albert comes, a refugee from Hungary, a boy with a secret sewn into his coat. Albert has lost most of his family in the war; he's been through things Lily can't imagine. But when they join together to rescue and care for a kitten, they begin a special friendship. For Lily and Albert have their own secrets to share: they both have told lies, and Lily has told a lie that may cost Albert his life.
Level 4.6, 5 Points
Level 4.6, 5 Points
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|Grouped Work ID||775f59f5-40a2-b6da-0835-6f30b4456356|
|Grouping Title||lilys crossing|
|Grouping Author||patricia reilly giff|
|Grouping Language||English (eng)|
|Last Grouping Update||2021-01-19 04:51:34AM|
|Last Indexed||2021-01-19 05:06:34AM|
|Novelist Primary ISBN||9780385321426|
|author||Patricia Reilly Giff|
|author_display||Giff, Patricia Reilly|
|detailed_location_addison||Online OverDrive Collection|
|display_description||This "brilliantly told" (New York Times) Newbery Honor Book gives readers a sense of what it was like to be on the American home front while our soldiers were away fighting in World War II.|
As in past years, Lily will spend the summer in Rockaway, in her family's summer house by the Atlantic Ocean. But this summer of 1944, World War II has changed everyone's life. Lily's best friend, Margaret, has moved to a wartime factory town, and, much worse, Lily's father is going overseas to the war.
There's no one Lily's age in Rockaway until the arrival of Albert, a refugee from Hungary with a secret sewn into his coat. Albert has lost most of his family in the war; he's been through things Lily can't imagine. But soon they form a special friendship. Now Lily and Albert have secrets to share: They both have told lies, and Lily has told one that may cost Albert his life.
From the Hardcover edition.
|owning_library_addison||Addison Public Library Online|
|subject_facet||20th Century -- United States|
Lily's Crossing [electronic resource] Giff, Patricia Reilly.