Lily's Crossing

by PATRICIA REILLY GIFF | Children's Books | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0440414539 Global Overview for this book
Registered by AlterEgoZoe of Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania USA on 2/6/2018
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Journal Entry 1 by AlterEgoZoe from Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania USA on Tuesday, February 06, 2018
Picked up at the children's book sale at the library last year.


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.

Released 6 mos ago (4/25/2018 UTC) at School of Visual and Performing Arts in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania USA

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Released on the second floor for the April Showers/May Flowers 2018 Challenge.

When he looked up again Tas had gone. Rising to join the others, he caught sight of something small and abandoned on the floor. "Tas you forgot your pipe." He picked it up and then saw words carved into the wood he had not seen before. Find the music, find the magic.
"Did you carve this?"
Tas did not turn. "Yes," he said, reluctantly. "I have to leave it."
"But, Tas, why?"
Tas squared his shoulders as though firming some resolve. But still he did not turn. "Because the shepherd said that it could only be used once. Thats why I can't get the pipe to play that song-or any song. I've used the magic." He took a deep breath and went on. "And he said that once I found the magic I had the pass the pipe on." he paused and then he did turn, a scamp's humor in his long brown eyes. "It's going to be a long winter. I'm going to leave it here for someone else to find."
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