Four Perfect Pebbles

Four Perfect Pebbles

Four Perfect Pebbles features forty archival photographs, including several new to this edition, an epilogue, a bibliography, a map, a reading group guide, an index, and a new afterword by the author.

Author: Lila Perl

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780062475749

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

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The twentieth-anniversary edition of Marion Blumenthal Lazan’s acclaimed Holocaust memoir features new material by the author, a reading group guide, a map, and additional photographs. “The writing is direct, devastating, with no rhetoric or exploitation. The truth is in what’s said and in what is left out.”—ALA Booklist (starred review) Marion Blumenthal Lazan’s unforgettable and acclaimed memoir recalls the devastating years that shaped her childhood. Following Hitler’s rise to power, the Blumenthal family—father, mother, Marion, and her brother, Albert—were trapped in Nazi Germany. They managed eventually to get to Holland, but soon thereafter it was occupied by the Nazis. For the next six and a half years the Blumenthals were forced to live in refugee, transit, and prison camps, including Westerbork in Holland and Bergen-Belsen in Germany, before finally making it to the United States. Their story is one of horror and hardship, but it is also a story of courage, hope, and the will to survive. Four Perfect Pebbles features forty archival photographs, including several new to this edition, an epilogue, a bibliography, a map, a reading group guide, an index, and a new afterword by the author. First published in 1996, the book was an ALA Notable Book, an ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers, and IRA Young Adults’ Choice, and a Notable Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies, and the recipient of many other honors. “A harrowing and often moving account.”—School Library Journal
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Four Perfect Pebbles

Four Perfect Pebbles

If she could find four perfect pebbles of almost exactly the same size and shape, it meant that her family would remain whole.

Author: Lila Perl

Publisher: Greenwillow Books

ISBN: 0380731886

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

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If she could find four perfect pebbles of almost exactly the same size and shape, it meant that her family would remain whole. Mama and papa and she and Albert would survive Bergen-Belsen. The four of them might even survive the Nazis' attempt to destroy every last Jew in Europe.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Four Perfect Pebbles

Four Perfect Pebbles

Author: Mattoon Middle School (Mattoon, Ill.)

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:272469501

Category: Reading comprehension

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Categories: Reading comprehension

Sp Four Perfect Pebbles

Sp Four Perfect Pebbles

If she could find four perfect pebbles of almost exactly the same size and shape, it meant that her family would remain whole. Mama, Papa, she, and Albert would survive Bergen-Belsen.

Author: Perfection Learning Corporation

Publisher: Perfection Learning

ISBN: 0756989965

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If she could find four perfect pebbles of almost exactly the same size and shape, it meant that her family would remain whole. Mama, Papa, she, and Albert would survive Bergen-Belsen.
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100 Common Misconceptions about Four Perfect Pebbles

100 Common Misconceptions about Four Perfect Pebbles

In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "Four Perfect Pebbles: A Holocaust Story.

Author: Max Root

Publisher: Lennex

ISBN: 5458938321

Category:

Page: 44

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In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "Four Perfect Pebbles: A Holocaust Story." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some may be startled by their biting sincerity; others may be spellbound by their unbridled flights of fantasy. Don't buy this book if: 1. You don't have nerves of steel. 2. You expect to get pregnant in the next five minutes. 3. You've heard it all.
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Holocaust Memories

Holocaust Memories

Holding four pebbles in her hand, the young girl tells her older brother, Albert: “Look closely. I have these three pebbles, exactly matching. Today I will find the fourth. I suppose you think I'm silly” (Four Perfect Pebbles co-written ...

Author: Claudia Moscovici

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780761870937

Category: History

Page: 250

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Written for students, specialists, and a general audience, Claudia Moscovici’s Holocaust Memories offers a series of more than sixty brief and informative reviews of Holocaust memoirs, fiction, histories and films.
Categories: History

Popular Nonfiction Authors for Children

Popular Nonfiction Authors for Children

I hope that the story of Marion ^lumen- thai Lazan, a Holocaust victim in the very camp where Anne Frank died, will reach a wide audience. Marion's story, which I put into literary form, is titled Four Perfect Pebbles: A Holocaust Story ...

Author: Flora Wyatt

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781563084089

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 207

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A sourcebook of nonfiction authors.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Teaching Historical Fiction with Ready Made Literature Circles for Secondary Readers

Teaching Historical Fiction with Ready Made Literature Circles for Secondary Readers

Four Perfect Pebbles: A Holocaust Story by Lila Perl and Marion Blumenthal-Lazan, ISBN 9780688142940 (Grades 6–10). If Marion could find four perfectly shaped stones all the same size, her family would remain whole and survive the Nazis ...

Author: Carianne Bernadowski

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781598847888

Category: Education

Page: 229

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This comprehensive step-by-step guide provides practical guidance to implement literature circles in any social studies or language arts classroom. * Provides an author and title index
Categories: Education

Adolescent Literature as a Complement to the Content Areas

Adolescent Literature as a Complement to the Content Areas

Four Perfect Pebbles by Lila Perl and B. Lazan (130 pp.) Five-year-old Marion Blumenthal Lazan and her family fled Germany and traveled to Holland in an attempt to escape the Nazis. Unfortunately, their ship to America was fatally ...

Author: Paula Greathouse

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781475838329

Category: Education

Page: 186

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This text offers 6th - 12th grade educators guided instructional approaches for including young adult (YA) literature in the social sciences and humanities classroom in order to promote literacy development while learning content.
Categories: Education

The Holocaust

The Holocaust

"Presents accounts of narrow escapes executed by oppressed individuals and groups while illuminating social issues and the historical background that led to the event known as the Holocaust"--Provided by publisher.

Author: Lila Perl

Publisher: Benchmark Books

ISBN: 1608704726

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 80

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"Presents accounts of narrow escapes executed by oppressed individuals and groups while illuminating social issues and the historical background that led to the event known as the Holocaust"--Provided by publisher.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Torture

Torture

"Allows readers to use critical thinking to create informed opinions on where they stand on the issue of torture"--Provided by publisher.

Author: Lila Perl

Publisher: Benchmark Books

ISBN: 1608704955

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 127

View: 217

"Allows readers to use critical thinking to create informed opinions on where they stand on the issue of torture"--Provided by publisher.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Genocide in Contemporary Children s and Young Adult Literature

Genocide in Contemporary Children s and Young Adult Literature

Perl has written a well received book on the Holocaust, Four Perfect Pebbles: A Holocaust Story (1996). Perhaps Perl is better acquainted with that genocide than with others. David Downing in his Africa: Postcolonial Conflict (2004) ...

Author: Jane Gangi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134660759

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

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This book studies children’s and young adult literature of genocide since 1945, considering issues of representation and using postcolonial theory to provide both literary analysis and implications for educating the young. Many of the authors visited accurately and authentically portray the genocide about which they write; others perpetuate stereotypes or otherwise distort, demean, or oversimplify. In this focus on young people’s literature of specific genocides, Gangi profiles and critiques works on the Cambodian genocide (1975-1979); the Iraqi Kurds (1988); the Maya of Guatemala (1981-1983); Bosnia, Kosovo, and Srebrenica (1990s); Rwanda (1994); and Darfur (2003-present). In addition to critical analysis, each chapter also provides historical background based on the work of prominent genocide scholars. To conduct research for the book, Gangi traveled to Bosnia, engaged in conversation with young people from Rwanda, and spoke with scholars who had traveled to or lived in Guatemala and Cambodia. This book analyses the ways contemporary children, typically ages ten and up, are engaged in the study of genocide, and addresses the ways in which child survivors who have witnessed genocide are helped by literature that mirrors their experiences.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Genocide

Genocide

This book looks back at some of the most reprehensible acts of genocide in human history to gain a better understanding of what interventions have taken place in the past, and to what extent they have helped.

Author: Lila Perl

Publisher:

ISBN: 1502644746

Category: Genocide

Page: 144

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Genocide is the deliberate murder of a racial, ethnic, tribal, national, or religious group. It is one of the world's most horrifying crimes, yet the role that the international community should play when a genocide is underway remains unclear. Are other nations obligated to step in when a genocide is taking place? If so, what signals that it's time to step in? This book looks back at some of the most reprehensible acts of genocide in human history to gain a better understanding of what interventions have taken place in the past, and to what extent they have helped. Sidebars, full-color photographs, and a glossary help readers gain a deeper understanding of the many sides of this complex issue.
Categories: Genocide

Comparative Central European Holocaust Studies

Comparative Central European Holocaust Studies

Four Perfect Pebbles: A Holocaust Story. New York: Greenwillow, 1996. Perloff, Marjorie. The Vienna Paradox: A Memoir. New York: New Directions Books, 2004. Polcz, Alaine. One Woman in the War: Hungary, 1944-45. 1991 . Trans.

Author: Louise Olga Vasvári

Publisher: Purdue University Press

ISBN: 1557535264

Category: History

Page: 211

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The work presented in the volume in fields of the humanities and social sciences is based on 1) the notion of the existence and the "describability" and analysis of a culture (including, e.g., history, literature, society, the arts, etc.) specific of/to the region designated as Central Europe, 2) the relevance of a field designated as Central European Holocaust studies, and 3) the relevance, in the study of culture, of the "comparative" and "contextual" approach designated as "comparative cultural studies." Papers in the volume are by scholars working in Holocaust Studies in Australia, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Serbia, the United Kingdom, and the US.
Categories: History

Let s Create Writers

Let s Create Writers

Marion is the author of the Holocaust memoir Four Perfect Pebbles. She is also the survivor of several concentration camps, including Bergen-Belsen, where Anne Frank perished. In fact, Marion and Anne were in Bergen-Belsen at the same ...

Author: Timothy Horan

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781475850215

Category: English language

Page: 200

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Timothy Horan presents an original and highly effective writing program whose major goal is to transform middle school students into competent and confident writers.
Categories: English language

Re examining the Holocaust through Literature

Re examining the Holocaust through Literature

Four perfect pebbles: a Holocaust story. New York: Greenwillow Books, 1996. Perl, William. The four-front war: from the Holocaust to the promised land. New York: Crown, 1979. Perthuis, Valérie. Le sauvetage des enfants juifs de ...

Author: Aukje Kluge

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443808316

Category: History

Page: 395

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In the late 1980s, Holocaust literature emerged as a provocative, but poorly defined, scholarly field. The essays in this volume reflect the increasingly international and pluridisciplinary nature of this scholarship and the widening of the definition of Holocaust literature to include comic books, fiction, film, and poetry, as well as the more traditional diaries, memoirs, and journals. Ten contributors from four countries engage issues of authenticity, evangelicalism, morality, representation, personal experience, and wish-fulfillment in Holocaust literature, which have been the subject of controversies in the US, Europe, and the Middle East. Of interest to students and instructors of antisemitism, national and comparative literatures, theater, film, history, literary criticism, religion, and Holocaust studies, this book also contains an extensive bibliography with references in over twenty languages which seeks to inspire further research in an international context.
Categories: History

Children s Book a Day Almanac

Children s Book a Day Almanac

It's Ten-Four Day, in reference to radio operators' affirmative utterance. Read 10 Minutes Till Bedtime by Peggy Rathmann and Four Perfect Pebbles by Lila Perl and Marion Blumenthal Lazan. ENCYCLOPEDIA BROWN: BOY DETECTIVE By Donald ...

Author: Anita Silvey

Publisher: Roaring Brook Press

ISBN: 9781466828049

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 400

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Part fun- and information-filled almanac, part good book guide, the Children's Book-a-Day Almanac is a new way to discover a great children's book--every day of the year! This fresh, inventive reference book is a dynamic way to showcase the gems, both new and old, of children's literature. Each page features an event of the day, a children's book that relates to that event, and a list of other events that took place on that day. Always informative and often surprising, celebrate a year of literature for children with The Children's Book-a-Day Almanac.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Literature Connections to World History 712 Resources to Enhance and Entice

Literature Connections to World History 712  Resources to Enhance and Entice

... 31 Forts and Castles, 2088 The Fortune of War, 1384 Fortune's Favorites, 1229 The Foundling, 818 Four Horses for Tishtry, 2120 444 Days to Freedom: What Really Happened in Iran, 2327 Four Perfect Pebbles: A Holocaust Story ...

Author: Lynda G. Adamson

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313077555

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 326

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Identifying thousands of historical fiction novels, biographies, history trade books, CD-ROMs, and videotapes, these books help you locate resources on world history for students. Each is divided into two sections. In the first part, titles are listed according to grade levels within specific geographic areas and time periods. They are further organized by product type. Both books cover world history from Prehistory and the Ancient World to 54 B.C. to the modern era. Other chapters include Roman Empire to A.D. 476; Europe and the British Isles; Africa and South Africa; Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Islands, and Antarctica; Canada; China; India, Tibet, and Burma; Israel and Arab Countries; Japan; Vietnam, Korea, Cambodia, and Thailand; and South and Central America and the Caribbean. The second section has an annotated bibliography that describes each title and includes publication information and awards. The focus is on books published since 1990, and all have received at l
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines