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Vande Velde, Vivian
Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1998
IL 5-8  RL 7.6
ISBN  0395900123
First 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 for Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Awards)
SUBJECTS:     France -- History -- German occupation, 1940-1945 -- Fiction
                        World War, 1939-1945 -- France -- Fiction
                        Jews -- France -- Fiction
                        Ghosts -- Fiction


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