Four Perfect Pebbles

Four Perfect Pebbles

A Holocaust Story

Book - 1996
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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

Publisher: New York : Greenwillow Books, c1996
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780688142940
068814294X
Characteristics: xi, 130 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Lazan, Marion Blumenthal

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ArapahoeKati Sep 20, 2018

I think what struck me the most in this memoir was the young age of the author. Less intense and graphic than Night but still full of heartrending details. A good introduction to a Holocaust survivor's account for older elementary and middle school students.

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