During her 1944 summer vacation in the Rockaways, ten-year-old Lily's best friend moves away and her beloved father Poppy goes off to war. Then Lily meets Albert, a young Hungarian refugee with whom she builds a poignant friendship based on shared loneliness, secrets, and lies.
- Fiction, Historical Fiction
- John Newbery Medal 1998 (Honor Title)
- Age: Middle, Older
- Format: Book
- ISBN: (0-385-32142-2)