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"We lived all day long in our private kingdom... Later on, of course, we all said that everything that happened then was on account of the Turks. But on looking back I can see that the whole thing actually began when the Americans came to live in...the Villa Pandora."

The summer of 1922: Greece was at war with Turkish Anatolia, but in Kilfissia, the suburb of At
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Hardcover, 261 pages
Published by Delacorte Press
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The summer of 1922 is exciting for Nikolas, not only because Greece is at war with Anatolia but also because two American children come to spend the summer in Kifissia. Their friendship and the games they play with other visiting children open his eyes to a wider world and change his life forever.
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Lovely, lush, almost unspeakably sad. Lovely characterizations of children and their coming of age surrounded by incredible beauty and pain.
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This story is painfully beautiful. Fenton's writing is so detailed that I can hear the buzzing wasps and feel with the characters. The language itself is lovely.
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Edward Fenton is the author of many books for young readers, including The Phantom of Walkway Hill, which won the Edgar Award for the best juvenile mystery of its year. His three translations of the Greek write Alki Zei have all received the Mildred L. Batchelder Award for outstanding books translated from a foreign language. In addition, his poems and stories have appeared in several magazines, a ...more
“Madame Arnauld made a little face. 'I did not think they were so aristocratic,' she said, 'even if they come from Boston, which is supposed to be the most refined place in America.” 1 likes
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