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A Coming Evil by Vivian Vande Velde
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A Coming Evil

by Vivian Vande Velde

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Not a typical witch story from Vande Velde. Yes, there's a ghost, so presumably some magic. However, it's mainly an illumination of human nature & history - pointing out that real evil is always among us. We can resist, or we can hide or withdraw, but whether it's the collapse of the era of the Crusades or the early part of WWII, but we must understand that evil can come for anyone, anytime. ( )
  Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Jun 6, 2016 |
Sent by her parents to rural France to avoid the Nazi occupation, Lisette grumpily takes care of a large brood of refugee children. Meeting the ghost of a knight is only the beginning of her problems. The book starts out with too much scene-setting, but once Lisette is on her own the story takes off. ( )
  wealhtheowwylfing | Feb 29, 2016 |
i believe this is an excellent read for all suspense and mystery lovers
  technogeek | Nov 2, 2009 |
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Prologue - Lisette Beaucaire was looking forward to turning thirteen. She was sure it would be the best year ever.
Sunday, September 1, 1940 - When Lisette woke up on the morning of her birthday, she had the feeling that it was later than it should be.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0618747818, Paperback)

“This well-written . . . fast-paced adventure raises some interesting issues.” —School Library Journal

Lisette Beaucaire was angry when her parents sent her away from Paris that September day in 1940. And although she knew that with the Nazis occupying the city she’d be safer at her aunt Josephine’s farm in the Dordogne Valley, Lisette resented her “exile.” She’d miss her friends and the excitement of being thirteen and starting a new school. Instead, she’d have nothing to do but amuse her little cousin Cecile.
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.

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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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