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Genevieve's War

Genevieve's War

Spring 2017 Fiction
Ages: 8 - 12 yrs.
Author: Patricia Giff
ISBN: 978-0-8234-3800-6
Hardcover Price: $16.95

Thirteen-year-old American Genevieve and her beloved older brother André have spent the summer of 1939 with their crabby grandmother, Mémé, at her farm in Alsace, France. Although André is about to return to New York, Genevieve must wait two more weeks. She knows that the time will be spent weeding rows of cabbages and picking bugs off of beans. Despite the impending German occupation, Genevieve can't wait to leave the old woman, whom she feels doesn't love them. However, when Mémé drives Genevieve in the horse cart to the train station she turns back to the farm—but not before Genevieve spies some blood on Mémé's foot. Impulsively, Genevieve decides not to leave her grandmother alone.

In this realistic coming-of-age story, Giff takes readers through war, betrayal, courage and the complexities of relationships.

Kemie Nix   ©2017 Parents' Choice
Kemie Nix is Chairman of Children's Literature for Children (CLC), a non-profit, tax-exempt, educational organization dedicated to bringing children and books together. Mrs. Nix, a senior book editor for Parents' Choice, has a remarkable sense of selecting books children love to read.

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