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Lila Perl (1921–2013)

Autor/a de Four Perfect Pebbles: A Holocaust Story

66 obres 2,821 Membres 27 Ressenyes

Sobre l'autor

Lila Perl was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1921. She received a B. A. from Brooklyn College and pursued additional studies at both Columbia University and New York University. She started writing children's books when her two children were in elementary school. During her lifetime, she wrote more mostra'n més than 60 works of fiction and nonfiction. Her works include the Fat Glenda series, Isabel's War, Lilli's Quest, The Great Ancestor Hunt: The Fun of Finding Out Who You Are, To the Golden Mountain: The Story of the Chinese Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad, and Behind Barbed Wire: The Story of Japanese Internment During World War II. In 1996, she co-authored the memoir Four Perfect Pebbles: A Holocaust Story with Marion Bluementhal Lazan. She died in December 2013 at the age of 92. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys

Inclou aquests noms: Perl Lila, Lila Perl Yerkow


Obres de Lila Perl

The Ancient Maya (2005) 98 exemplars
The Ancient Egyptians (2004) 93 exemplars
The Telltale Summer of Tina C. (1975) 50 exemplars
Me and Fat Glenda (1727) 42 exemplars
That Crazy April (1974) 32 exemplars
Hey, Remember Fat Glenda? (1981) 24 exemplars
Marlene The Horror Queen (1985) 24 exemplars
What cooks in suburbia (1961) 23 exemplars
Isabel's War (2014) 21 exemplars
Dumb Like Me, Olivia Potts (1976) 20 exemplars
Annabelle Starr, E.S.P. (1983) 15 exemplars
The delights of apple cookery (1963) 14 exemplars
Fat Glenda's Summer Romance (1986) 12 exemplars
Pieface and Daphne (1980) 11 exemplars
Don't Ask Miranda (1979) 11 exemplars
Dying To Know (2001) 11 exemplars
Lilli's Quest (2015) 10 exemplars
Terrorism (2005) 7 exemplars
The Holocaust (Great Escapes) (2012) 7 exemplars
Fat Glenda Turns Fourteen (1991) 5 exemplars
Theocracy (2008) 5 exemplars
Guatemala (1982) 5 exemplars
Egypt: Rebirth on the Nile (1977) 5 exemplars
Cloning (2006) 4 exemplars
Tybee Trimble's Hard Times (1984) 3 exemplars
Living in Naples 2 exemplars
Torture (2012) 2 exemplars
Ethiopia, Land of the Lion (1972) 2 exemplars


Coneixement comú



Marion describes her story as the one that Anne Frank might have told had she survived past March 1945. Both Anne and Marion spent time in Westerbork and later Bergen-Belsen. Of the 120,000 Jews detained in Westerbork, 102,000 perished before the end of World War II, 18,000 survived. Anne fell into the former group, Marion, the latter. While Anne’s story is typically read by pre-teens and early teenagers in the world today, Marion’s serves as an introduction for those who are just starting to ask their parents and teachers how people can be so mean and intolerant of one another.

In a society that is quickly becoming more divided and more intolerant, Marion’s message of hope, faith, and family strength, is even more important than it was when she first started discussing her experiences a couple decades ago. While most may brush off the striking similarities to the current president’s rise to power and the Nazis, it is hard for those who truly know their history to ignore. It is even harder for those who know that atrocities of WWII still ring loud in their older generation’s ears, and yet their younger generations engage in racist and destructive behavior.

Marion’s story is one of compassion and hope during one of the world’s worst times. My only reason for giving a less than superb rating is that brevity of the book. While written with young children (9-11 years old) in mind, there is only so much that one can remember about those years themselves, particularly 50 years later, as was the case when Marion & Lila wrote Four Perfect Pebbles and Marion recounted her childhood to Lila. Everyone always wants more from a good book, but at 160 pages, Four Perfect Pebbles is incredible concise.
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smorton11 | Hi ha 13 ressenyes més | Oct 29, 2022 |
A fascinating and thorough account of the Egyptian process of mummification and efforts to safeguard places of burial against thieves.
riselibrary_CSUC | Hi ha 2 ressenyes més | Dec 27, 2020 |
lcslibrarian | Aug 13, 2020 |



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