The Lily Pond

The Lily Pond

Annika Thor


A Mildred L. Batchelder Honor publication and an ALA-ALSC extraordinary Children’s Book, The Lily Pond maintains the tale of 2 Jewish sisters who left Austria in the course of WWII/Holocaust and located safe haven in Sweden.

A yr after Stephie Steiner and her more youthful sister, Nellie, left Nazi-occupied Vienna, Stephie has ultimately tailored to lifestyles at the rugged Swedish island the place her she now lives. yet extra swap awaits Stephie: her foster mom and dad have allowed her to join college at the mainland, in Goteberg. Stephie is raring to head. not just will she be pursuing her stories, she'll be residing in an aesthetic urban again--under a similar roof as Sven, the son of the lodgers who rented her foster mom and dad' cottage for the summer.
Five years her senior, Sven dazzles Stephie together with his allure, his speak of equality, and his anti-Hitler sentiments. Stephie can not help herself--she's falling in love. As she navigates a sea of latest feelings, she additionally grapples with what it ability to be beholden to others, together with her consistent fear approximately what her mom and dad are enduring again in Vienna, and with the menacing unfold of Nazi idealogy, even in Sweden. In those stricken instances, her real associates, Stephie discovers, are those she least expected.

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