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Lili the Brave (A Stepping Stone Book)

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It is 1870 and Lili Alesund lives with her family in Vinhaven, Norway, a beautiful town on the edge of the sea. She is called Lili the Brave because she has never been afraid of anything. But Lili has never had to leave Norway before or travel to America. When her parents decide to emigrate to Minnesota, Lili has no choice--she must go with them. Is Lili the Brave ready to ...more
Hardcover, 73 pages
Published October 21st 1997 by Random House Books for Young Readers (first published 1997)
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Laura Verret
Oct 17, 2012 Laura Verret rated it did not like it
Lili the Brave! Lili the Brave! It really has a nice ring to it. Something like ‘Charles the Great’ or ‘Gustavo the Magnificent’, what? Unfortunately, the story didn’t have nearly as nice a ring as the name does…

The Story.

When a man from America convinces Lili’s father to move his family overseas, Lili is horrified. How can he think of leaving their beloved Norway with its lovely skies and streets and seas? How can he even consider uprooting their family for some fairy tale land, this America w
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