The Lily Pond

The Lily Pond

Book - 2011
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Random House, Inc.
A Mildred L. Batchelder Honor Book and an ALA-ALSC Notable Children’s Book, The LilyPond 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 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 ideology, even in Sweden. In these troubled times, her true friends, Stephie discovers, are the ones she least expected.

Baker & Taylor
A continuation of the story that began with the award-winning A Faraway Island finds Stephie preparing to begin school on the mainland and falling in love with older boy Sven, whose anti-Hitler sentiments and beliefs about equality prompt Stephie to consider what her parents are enduring back in Vienna.

Baker
& Taylor

Having left Nazi-occupied Vienna a year ago, thirteen-year-old Jewish refugee Stephie Steiner adapts to life in the cultured Swedish city of Gothenburg, where she attends school, falls in love, and worries about her parents who were not allowed to emigrate.

Publisher: Random House Childrens Books 2011
ISBN: 9780385740395
0385740395
Branch Call Number: J FICTION THOR
Characteristics: 217 p.

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