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That's what Lisette thought, but she soon found out that she wasn't ...
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.
Vivian Vande Velde has published several books with Harcourt, including A Hidden Magic (illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman) and Tales from the Brothers Grimm and The Sisters Weird.
During the German occupation of France in 1940, thirteen-year-old Lisette meets a ghost while living with her aunt who harbors Jewish and Gypsy children in the French countryside.
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"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
Posted April 29, 2013
Posted June 11, 2008
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.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 1, 2008
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!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 14, 2008
Posted May 15, 2007
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.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.