Young Adult Hardcover Book, Don't Ask Miranda, Lila Perl, Fiction, Ex-Library Book, First Edition

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Young Adult Hardcover Book, Don't Ask Miranda, Lila Perl, Fiction, Ex-Library Book, First Edition

A young adult hardcover book called Don't Ask Miranda by Lila Perl. This is a 1979 library edition.

If you were always moving, with never a chance to belong, wouldn't you give away a bake-shop cookie to make a new friend? Of course--but breaking proprietor Aunt Friedl's heartless rule is only the first of tall, insecure 13-year-old Miranda's troubled attempts to be ""in."" The opening is classmate Hal Olin's campaign for chairman of the eighth-grade activities committee: he's actually asked for her support! And Hal, though short and stocky, is a budding Casanova and a full-blown super-salesman--just like her vain, self-deceiving father, Miranda will discover when it's almost too late. The conspiratorial campaign doings mirror some higher-level dirty tricks, and Miranda's increasing embroilment will have youngsters writhing in sympathetic horror--up to the point, probably, that she's persuaded to steal the opposing candidate's pocketbook for a preview of her assembly speech. Then, of course, Miranda repents; but it takes a secret shame of upright Aunt Friedl's (baker ""Uncle"" Heinrich wasn't really her brother) to solve Miranda's twin problems of shedding a high-risk family and making some genuine friends. Scene by scene--in the Little Vienna Bake Shop, at strained family gatherings and buzz-buzz teenage parties--the emotional undercurrents keep this very much alive. --Kirkus Reviews

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 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.

8½ inches in length
5¾ inches in width
164 Pages
Published by Clarion Books (Ticknor & Fields: A Houghton Mifflin Company) -- 1979 -- Library Edition

This book is in Very Good condition. Binding is tight and the reading pages are clean and unstained. It has a library plastic dust cover and the usual library markings, stamps, and in the back, a card holder.

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