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Perl, Lila

Overview
Works: 88 works in 263 publications in 1 language and 29,707 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  History  Fiction  Personal narratives  Biography  Folklore  Anecdotes  Cross-cultural studies 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PZ7.P432, FIC
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Lila Perl
Four perfect pebbles : a Holocaust story by Lila Perl( Book )

13 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in English and held by 2,119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marion Blumenthal Lazan's memoir of the devastating years that shaped her childhood
Mummies, tombs, and treasure : secrets of Ancient Egypt by Lila Perl( Book )

15 editions published between 1987 and 1996 in English and held by 1,537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Text and photographs examine the mummies and tombs of ancient Egypt
Blue Monday and Friday the Thirteenth by Lila Perl( Book )

5 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 1,152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focuses on each day of the week, describing the cultural and linguistic origin of the name, the popular superstitions connected with that day, and the major holidays falling on that day
The great ancestor hunt : the fun of finding out who you are by Lila Perl( Book )

7 editions published between 1989 and 2003 in English and held by 1,128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide for tracing one's ancestors via various means. An appendix describes how to use a number of available government resources
Piñatas and paper flowers : holidays of the Americas in English and Spanish = Piñatas y flores de papel : fiestas de las Américas en inglés y español by Lila Perl( Book )

15 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 1,113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brief descriptions of several Hispanic holidays as they are celebrated in North, Central, and South America
Slumps, grunts, and snickerdoodles : what Colonial America ate and why by Lila Perl( Book )

6 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 1,073 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the diets and culinary innovations of the American colonists and gives thirteen colonial recipes, including succotash, snickerdoodles, and spoon bread
Hunter's stew and hangtown fry, what pioneer America ate and why by Lila Perl( Book )

4 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 1,045 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the diet of nineteenth-century pioneers and the culinary innovations brought about by the hard life in the Western territories
Candles, cakes, and donkey tails : birthday symbols and celebrations by Lila Perl( Book )

5 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 1,009 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the significance of birthday symbols and customs, such as candles, cakes, and spanks, and includes information on birthday horoscopes, birthstones, and celebrations in other countries
From top hats to baseball caps, from bustles to blue jeans : why we dress the way we do by Lila Perl( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 883 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the types of clothing people have worn throughout history, why they dressed the way they did, and how clothing reflects and even influences history
Junk food, fast food, health food : what America eats and why by Lila Perl( Book )

5 editions published between 1980 and 1982 in English and held by 834 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores 20th-century American eating patterns and includes a selection of recipes reflecting contemporary tastes
It happened in America : true stories from the fifty states by Lila Perl( Book )

3 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in English and held by 803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents historical anecdotes from each of the fifty states, with an emphasis on women and ethnic minorities
Hey, remember Fat Glenda? by Lila Perl( Book )

4 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Glenda's resolve to lose weight is complicated by her mother who won't practice the eating habits she preaches, conflicts with classmates, and a crush on her English teacher
Me and fat Glenda by Lila Perl( Book )

12 editions published between 1972 and 2014 in English and held by 679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thin Sara's family is so unconventional and fat Glenda's so conventional that the differences put a real strain on the two girls' friendship
That crazy April by Lila Perl( Book )

8 editions published between 1974 and 1982 in English and held by 678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A month of crazy and often upsetting events, including a hapless fashion show, causes an eleven-year-old to question her own outlook and role as a girl
Fat Glenda's summer romance by Lila Perl( Book )

2 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirteen-year-old Glenda finds her old weight problem returning to haunt her after friendship, romance, and a new job turn sour during a summer that looked so promising in the beginning
Don't sing before breakfast, don't sleep in the moonlight : everyday superstitions and how they began by Lila Perl( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines common superstitions associated with the events of a typical day, how these superstitions developed, and how they influence our behavior today
The ancient Egyptians by Lila Perl( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discover the civilization of ancient Egypt
The ancient Maya by Lila Perl( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The Ancient Maya it describes the civilization of ancient Maya, including the roles and responsibilities of the people within different social classes, such as the farmers, rulers, scribes, warriors, and traders. Who were people of the ancient world? What was it like to be a farmer or a soldier or an artisan in ancient times? This series creates portraits of life in ancient civilizations through the inhabitants. Each chapter focuses on a different part of society, such as peasants, scholars/scribes, priests, soldiers, rulers, and more. The ancient Maya were a group of American Indian peoples who lived in what today is Mexico and Central America. They built many impressive cities, such as Copan, and farmed the land, growing corn and other crops. The Maya culture collapsed when Spanish conquistadors overtook the Maya in the 1500s
Dying to know-- about death, funeral customs, and final resting places by Lila Perl( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores such funeral customs as old as Egyptian mummy making and as current as having one's ashed rocketed into space
Red star & green dragon : looking at New China by Lila Perl( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reviews recent Chinese history and discusses social, economic, and political factors which influence life in modern China
 
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Four perfect pebbles : a Holocaust story
Alternative Names
パール, リラ

Languages
English (117)

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Mummies, tombs, and treasure : secrets of Ancient EgyptThe great ancestor hunt : the fun of finding out who you arePiñatas and paper flowers : holidays of the Americas in English and Spanish = Piñatas y flores de papel : fiestas de las Américas en inglés y españolSlumps, grunts, and snickerdoodles : what Colonial America ate and whyHunter's stew and hangtown fry, what pioneer America ate and whyIt happened in America : true stories from the fifty statesThe ancient EgyptiansThe ancient MayaDying to know-- about death, funeral customs, and final resting places