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A Mildred L. Batchelder Honor Book and an ALA-ALSC Notable Children’s Book, The Lily Pond continues the story of two Jewish sisters who left Austria during WWII/Holocaust and found refuge in Sweden.

A year after Stephie Steiner and her younger sister, Nellie, left Nazi-occupied Vienna, Stephie has finally adapted to life on the rugged Swedish island where her she now lives. But more change awaits Stephie: her foster parents have allowed her to enroll in school on the mainland, in Goteberg. Stephie is eager to go. Not only will she be pursuing her studies, she'll be living in a cultured city again--under the same roof as Sven, the son of the lodgers who rented her foster parents' cottage for the summer.

Five years her senior, Sven dazzles Stephie with his charm, his talk of equality, and his anti-Hitler sentiments. Stephie can't help herself--she's falling in love. As she navigates a sea of new emotions, she also grapples with what it means to be beholden to others, with her constant worry about what her parents are enduring back in Vienna, and with the menacing spread of Nazi idealogy, even in Sweden. In these troubled times, her true friends, Stephie discovers, are the ones she least expected.

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ANNIKA THOR's bestselling quartet featuring the Steiner sisters has been translated into numerous languages and was adapted into a hugely popular television series in Sweden.

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ISBN:
9780385740401
Author:
Thor, Annika
Publisher:
Yearling Books
Author:
Schenck, Linda
Subject:
Historical - Holocaust
Subject:
Children s-Reference Family and Genealogy
Publication Date:
20121131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 4 up to 7
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
7.65 x 5.44 x 0.58 in 0.345 lb
Age Level:
from 9 up to 12

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Children's » Historical Fiction » Holocaust
Children's » Reference » Family and Genealogy
Young Adult » Fiction » Social Issues » Friendship

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