A Coming Evilby Vivian Vande Velde
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Lisette Beaucaire was angry when her parents sent her away from Paris that September day in 1940. And although she knew that with the Nazis occupying the city she'd be safer at her Aunt Josephine's farm in the Dordogne valley, Lisette resented her "exile." She'd miss her friends and the excitement of being thirteen and starting a new school. Instead she'd have nothing to do but amuse her little cousin Cecile. That's what Lisette thought, but she soon found out that she wasn't the only visitor at the farmhouse. And then she encountered Gerard, a visitor from a long time ago, who proved to be a valiant ally at a crucial moment for the people who lived in the farmhouse.
"This well-written . . . fast-paced adventure raises some interesting issues." School Library Journal
School Library Journal
"Velde's melding of fantasy with historical fiction is generally successful, and her comments about the similarities between these two historical periods are well taken." Booklist Booklist, ALA
Meet the Author
Vivian Vande Velde has written many books for teen and middle grade readers, including Heir Apparent, User Unfriendly, All Hallow's Eve: 13 Stories, Three Good Deeds, Now You See It ..., and the Edgar Award–winning Never Trust a Dead Man. She lives in Rochester, New York. Visit her website at www.vivianvandevelde.com.
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I NEED AN ANSWER RIGHT AWAY I NEED THIS BOOK FOR A PROJECT WE ARE DOING IN SCHOOL AND IS THIS ABOUT A WORLD WAR
This book was amazing. My Social Studies teacher made us do Literature Circle groups in class and I thought the book would be OK but it was great. I've never read a book this good in my life. I was actually on the Barnes and Nobel website looking to see if there was a 2nd one or a continuation.
This books plot and characters were outstanding. I really liked how the story incorporated how hard those times were for Jewish and Gypsy children but at the same time showed how hostile those environments could've been for anyone at those times. I liked how Lisette's aunt kept the children under her care just so no harm would come to them. I think that the story could've been a little more focused on the times at hand. The whole 'ghost' theme was a bit cheesy but it kind of eased the mood of the story. I didn't like how the children were to be left alone in their secret room, do to the darkness. We all know very well, children do not willingly adapt to darkness. I wished that the story was more focused on the war or the Holocaust. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in the 40's and how lives were lived back then. I myself are very interested in WWII, the holocaust and all the events from the ear. If anyone is out there looking for a great book that ,really, anyone would enjoy, this is your book!
I love this book.it could have not been better!I really like that the ghost is from the middle ages.Also, that he comes alive again.
I love this book so much. it is about a girl from france who has to move to the country because of the nazi invasion. once there she meets a dead templare knight and they begin an amazing adventure that combines his tramatic past, and her tramatic present. in the end, they end up helping each other in ways they never thought possible. if you enjoy historical fiction that reads like a fantasy, you must read A COMING EVIL. you will not be disapointed.