Anastasia's Album

by Hugh Brewster, Shelley Tanaka, and Peter Christopher

The inviting design and layout of this 10 1/4 x 10 1/4" biography of Anastasia Romanov,... read more

The inviting design and layout of this 10 1/4 x 10 1/4" biography of Anastasia Romanov, the youngest daughter of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia, features dozens of photographs of the young grand duchess and her family throughout the volume. Samplings of Anastasia's accomplished artistic efforts also grace many pages. Hugh Brewster writes of Anastasia and her family with an eye on the everyday aspects of these highly privileged individuals' lives, but does not ignore the political overtones that led to their ultimate tragedy. Excerpts from her letters to teachers and friends serve to bring this portrait of Anastasia into even sharper focus, while mention of the questions that still surround her death may send intrigued readers in search of additional information. (Ages 10-13)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1996

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