The Last Grand Duchess, Russia, 1914

eBook - 2013
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Thirteen-year-old Anastasia is the youngest daughter of Czar Nicholas II, ruler of Russia. Anastasia is used to a life of luxury; her major concerns are how to get out of her detested schoolwork to play in the snow, go ice-skating, or have picnics. She wears diamonds and rubies, and every morning her mother tells her which matching outfit she and her three sisters shall wear that day. It's a fairy tale life, until everything changes with the outbreak of war between Russia and Germany. As Russia enters WWI, hunger and poverty grows among the peasants, and soon they are not pleased with their ruler. While the czar is trying win a war and save their country, the country is turning on the royal family. When her father and the rest of the family are imprisoned by the Bolsheviks, suddenly Anastasia understands what this war is costing the people. In the pages of her diary, Anastasia chronicles the wealth and luxury of her royal days, as well as the fall from power, and her uncertain fate.
Publisher: New York, NY : Scholastic Inc., [2013]
Copyright Date: ©2000
ISBN: 9780545576345
Branch Call Number: PZ7.M5685
Characteristics: 1 downloadable text file

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Nov 02, 2017

The ending of this book is especially sad now that we know for sure that Anastasia was killed with all the members of her family and their servants! For all their titles and imperial trappings, they were just a family!

Dec 08, 2014

This is my favorite book in the series. It's also the saddest book in the series. Every one should read this series :)

Jacksparrow69 Jan 15, 2014

It's good but not all the content is true.

May 15, 2013

I was trying to read Mary Queen of Scots, Queen without a country because I wanted to read a historical fiction about her because her life was so interesting but I never really got into the flow of the book (but, if you think it sounds good, read it; I plan to read it some time this summer). However, this book was really good and the heroine was quite enjoyable. And I'm glad the epilogue provided information about the legend that Anastasia survived the war. Another book that proves what a great author Meyer is. Be sure to read her other books!

Jan 30, 2012

I liked this book a lot but the ending is very sad but also there is a different book about anastasia and it is called The Last Duchess by Sharon Stewart also a very very good book!!!!!!!! I am almost finished all the royal diaries that the librares own so if you have any suggestions of books that are good (I love horse books but not horse facts books) pls email me at thx.

junior13456 Sep 11, 2011

very very good. although the end is really sad, it is a good book.


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Dec 08, 2014

sarahage8 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 7 and 15

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green_turtle_1058 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

Blue_Elephant_113 Jan 30, 2013

Blue_Elephant_113 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 8 and 12

Feb 29, 2012

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Dec 08, 2014

This is one of the best fictional stories of Anastasia

Jacksparrow69 Jan 15, 2014

This is a mock diary of Anastasia.


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