Lily's Crossing

Lily's Crossing

Audiobook CD - 1998
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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 Trade Paperback edition.

Publisher: New York : Random House/Listening Library, p1998.
ISBN: 9780307246226
0307246221
Branch Call Number: j AUDIOBK CD F GIFF P
Characteristics: 4 audio discs (approximately 72 min. each) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: Dillon, Mia

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JanaEads
Jun 09, 2017

My 11-year old daughter and her good friend enjoyed this audiobook together. She really loved it. It took place during World War 2. It is about an American girl whose dad has to go to Europe whose mom has died. Her best friend also had to leave. Her grandmother takes care of her, she makes new friends. The book draws the listener/reader in, helps you sympathize with Lily, understand how she thinks, share in her experiences as she grows up through this hard season in her life.

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