Item description for Lily's Crossing by Patricia Reilly Giff...
Overview During a summer spent at Rockaway Beach in 1944, Lily's friendship with a young Hungarian refugee causes her to see the war and her own world differently. A Newbery Honor winner. Reprint.
Publishers Description When Lily meets Albert, a refugee from Hungary, during the summer of 1944, they begin a special friendship. However, Lily and Albert have both told lies, and Lily has told a lie that may cost Albert his life.
Awards and Recognitions Lily's Crossing by Patricia Reilly Giff has received the following awards and recognitions -
Young Hoosier Book Award - 2000 Nominee - Grades 4-6 category
Citations And Professional Reviews Lily's Crossing by Patricia Reilly Giff has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2010 page 1018
Wilson Middle/Junior Hi Catalo - 01/01/2000 page 470
Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2001 page 462
Publishers Weekly - 01/04/1999
Wilson Middle/Junior Hi Catalo - 01/01/2005 page 619
Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2006 page 678
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Studio: Bantam Doubleday Dell
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 5.25" Height: 7.75" Weight: 0.3 lbs.
Release Date Jan 12, 1999
ISBN 0440414539 ISBN13 9780440414537 UPC 071009004993
Availability 115 units. Availability accurate as of Oct 23, 2016 07:58.
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More About Patricia Reilly Giff
PATRICIA REILLY GIFF is the author of many beloved books for children, including the Kids of the Polk Street School books. Her novels for older readers include the Newbery Honor Books Lily's Crossing and Pictures of Hollis Woods, and Willow Run, a companion to Lily's Crossing. Her most recent books are the novels Wild Girl and Storyteller, and the first two Zigzag titles, Number One Kid and Big Whopper.
From the Hardcover edition.
Patricia Reilly Giff currently resides in Weston, in the state of Connecticut. Patricia Reilly Giff was born in 1935.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Lily's Crossing?
One of the best books! Nov 30, 2007
This is a awesome book!!! Read it. Its about a girl named Lily, and she is staying at her summer home in Rockaway. Her father goes away to war in another country and she is very mad. Lily's neighbors have a guest over named Albert. Lily does some spying and Albert catches her. At first Lily thinks Albert is a bit...well..weird I guess, and then after Lily has gotten to know him, they become good friends. They have adventures together and get in a bit of trouble. If you love things with some war and touching moments this is the book for you! It even won a Newbery Honor award! :P
Lily's Crossing Nov 20, 2007
Imagine..Your best friend moves away and your father is somewhere in France, just when you thought your life couldn't get any worse you meet a boy whose life is even more messed up. Welcome to Lily's life. In the book Lily's Crossing by Patricia Reilly Giff, Lily is 12 year old girl about to spend the summer in Rockaway, her favorite place ever. But her father is in France working as an engineer in the war and Gram is taking care of her for the summer. Albert is a boy who came all the way from Hungary to escape the Nazi's. His sister Ruth is stuck in France and his parents were both killed by the Nazi's. Lily and Albert spend the summer together and become the best of friends. Together they dream of swimming to France to find Ruth and Lily's father. Patricia Reilly Giff really captures the emptiness Lily and Albert both felt for their close ones. Will it end in a happy ending? You will have to read this extravagant novel to find out..
Everything You Crave to Know About Lily's Crossing! Nov 19, 2007
"He started across the sand not waiting for an answer. She sat there a minute longer, her heart pounding, thinking that this was truly the worst lie she had ever told." This passage is found on page 77 of Patricia Reilly Giff's exceptional novel, Lily's Crossing. This passage in the book shows that the naked truth is always better than the best dressed lie.
Lily's Crossing, a fictional novel, is based on the summer of 1994 in Rockaway. World War II was starting to change everyone's lives. Especially the life of 10 year old Lily Mollahan. Lily planned to spend the whole summer relaxing at her family's summer house spending time with her best friend Margaret. But nothing seems relaxing about the fact that Margaret and her family have moved out of town and her father is drafted into the military. Everything in Lily's life seems dreadful and dull until a special visitor arrives. The arrival of Albert.
I felt Lily's Crossing was an ingenious book where you had no idea what would happen next. The passage that makes me feel this way was on page 151, "There was another tremendous streak of lightning. It lit up the porch, and the whole of the sky, and she could see in the distance a rowboat at the edge of the bay, about to cross through the edge of the marshes. It was Albert." This passage took me by suprise, I was not expecting Albert to go off by himself into the ocean. I also felt Lily's Crossing was a sad emotional book. On page 39, "She didn't stop until it was a smudge in the distance, and then gone completely, even though she knew Poppy couldn't have seen her." This passage made me sad because all of Lily's anger towards her father evaporated when she missed his train and couldn't say good-bye.
Even after reading the book I still question Lily's life after the war and her relationship with Albert. But, overall I think Lily's Crossing would be age appropriate for children 10 and up. This Novel I felt was the most influential, fascinating book and I highly recommend reading this novel. Don't forget Lily's Crossing by Patricia Reilly Giff, your definitely going to want to check it out!
My review- SG Aug 14, 2007
This book is about a young girl named Lily who went to Rockaway for the summer with her Gram, but when her good friend Margaret moves away to Willow Run, Lily knows her summer is ruined. With her father going into World War II, her summer becomes even worse until, Albert, a refugee from Hungary, comes to live with his aunt, Mrs. Orban, (Lily's neighbor) because his parents died and his sister, Ruth, is in Europe with the measles. Now Albert and Lily become friends and they both tell many lies, but Lily tells one that almost costs Albert his lfe. He tries to swim to Europe to get his sister, but the problem is Albert doesn't know how to swim. Lily also finds something sewn in Albert's coat. Read this awesome book to find out what's sewn in his coat and what happens next summer (at the end).
I enjoyed this book very much because I wanted to keep reading and never put the book down. There are also lots of cliff hangers which I liked. The one thing I did not like about this book is that I thought the secret sewn in Albert's pocket would be much more interesting than it was, and that it would be the plot of the story, but it wasn't. Overall, this book was great. I recommend this book very much to people who like history!
Lily's Crossing Jul 12, 2007
Wonderful story! I plan to use this book for my middle school reading class.