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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,364 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Patricia Reilly Giff Narrator: Mia Dillon Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • 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
  • A 1998 Newbery Honor Book
  • A 1997 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Honor Book

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Melanie Swider | 2/20/2014

    " Great HF book for World War II "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Whitney | 2/12/2014

    " "Lily's Crossing" is a lovely story of a young girl whose life is torn apart and uncertain because of World War II. Lily grows within herself and builds a friendship to last a lifetime with the most unlikely of people. This book would be great for girls from 9-12. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Naomi | 2/10/2014

    " this is pretty good.. i read it in like 3rd grade... it is about a girl in the time of world war 2 and her father is sent out to war.. after her mother died a couple years before... it is sad! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Care Baers | 2/5/2014

    " As in past years,Lily will spend the summer in Rockaway,in her family's summer house by Atlantic Ocean.But this summer of 1944,World WAR 2 has changed. "

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