A COMING EVIL
Boston : Houghton Mifflin,
IL 5-8 RL 7.6
your parents have a new baby, then the Nazis occupy your country, and your
city; then your parents pack you off to your aunt's farm in southern France.
Just how much must a thirteen-year-old take? Lisette Beaucaire
soon discovers: first, her bratty little cousin Cecile, not to mention
five Jewish and Gypsy children whom Aunt Josephine is hiding, and, finally,
totally unexpectedly, Gerard, the ghost of a 14th century knight!
Gerard has haunted the hills, forests, and caves above Aunt Josephine's
farmhouse since he and his fellow Knights Templar were murdered by a cruel,
greedy king in 1314. Will Lisette's growing curiosity about Gerard
and his history help her overcome her misunderstandings about her exile?
How can she handle her growing awareness of the true dangers of Nazi-occupied
France? A little bit of the supernatural, a lot of suspense, makes
this book a gripping story about coming-of-age in a very dangerous time.
(Jeannie Bellavance email@example.com.
Young Reader's Choice Awards)
France -- History -- German occupation, 1940-1945 -- Fiction
World War, 1939-1945 -- France -- Fiction
Jews -- France -- Fiction
Ghosts -- Fiction
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