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The Lily Pond

By Barbara Schultz, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Emotional story of Jewish refugee children continues.

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THE LILY POND is a very nice, age-appropriate book about World War II for middle graders. Because the hardships Stephie's parents endure in Vienna are related by her parents, they're tempered in just the way a parent would break news to a child. Stephie is an intelligent, sensitive character with a rich inner world, and any preteen who's felt like a fish out of water will relate to her feelings of insecurity and longing for her parents.

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