Four Perfect Pebbles: A True Story of the Holocaust

By | March 20, 2018
Four Perfect Pebbles: A True Story of the Holocaust Author Lila Perl
ISBN-10 0062489968
ISBN-13 9780062489968
Year 2016-10-18
Pages 160
Language English
Publisher Greenwillow Books
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The twentieth anniversary edition of Marion Blumenthal Lazans 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 whats said and in what is left out ALA Booklist starred review Marion Blumenthal Lazans unforgettable and acclaimed memoir recalls the devastating years that shaped her childhood Following Hitlers rise to power the Blumenthal familyfather mother Marion and her brother Albertwere 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

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