cover image Lydia, Queen of Palestine

Lydia, Queen of Palestine

Uri Orlev. Puffin Books, $4.99 (176pp) ISBN 978-0-14-037089-8

Orlev's ``judicious invocation of historical events and his energetic emphasis on the characters' personal dramas'' bring to life two very different protagonists in these exceptional novels set during WWII; the impact, said PW, is ``unimpeachable.'' Ages 10-up; 12-up. (Jan.)