Book Spotlight and Giveaway: The Family Romanov by Candace Fleming

From the acclaimed author of Amelia Lost and The Lincolns comes more nonfiction at its very best—and a perfect resource for meeting Common Core standards.

Here is the riveting story of the Russian Revolution as it unfolded. When Russia’s last tsar, Nicholas II, inherited the throne in 1894, he was unprepared to do so. With their four daughters (including Anastasia) and only son, a hemophiliac, Nicholas and his reclusive wife, Alexandra, buried their heads in the sand, living a life of opulence as World War I raged outside their door and political unrest grew.

Deftly maneuvering between the lives of the Romanovs and the plight of Russia’s peasants—and their eventual uprising—Fleming offers up a fascinating portrait, complete with inserts featuring period photographs and compelling primary-source material that brings it all to life. History doesn’t get more interesting than the story of the Romanovs.
Advance Praise:

“Writing with a strong point of view based on diary entries, personal letters, and other firsthand accounts, [Fleming] enriches their well-known story with vivid details.”Publishers Weekly, Starred
“For readers who regard history as dull, Fleming’s extraordinary book is proof positive that, on the contrary, it is endlessly fascinating, absorbing as any novel, and the stuff of an altogether memorable reading experience.”Booklist, Starred
“Award-winning author Fleming crafts an exciting narrative from this complicated history
and its intriguing personalities.” Kirkus Reviews, Starred


About the Author:
Candace Fleming is the prolific and highly acclaimed author of numerous books for young adults and children, including the nonfiction titles The Lincolns: A Scrapbook Look at Abraham and Mary, winner of the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award for Nonfiction; Amelia Lost: The Life and Disappearance of Amelia Earhart, a New York Times Notable Children’s Book of the Year; and The Great and Only Barnum: The Tremendous, Stupendous Life of Showman P. T. Barnum, an ALA-YALSA Best Book for Young Adults. Now from Fleming comes another superb nonfiction book, THE FAMILY ROMANOV: MURDER, REBELLION, AND THE FALL OF IMPERIAL RUSSIA, the riveting story of the Russian Revolution as it unfolded.
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  2. Hi Kelli, I'm now entries 1, 2, and 3. Oh well, statistically all entries have the same chance to win. Thanks again.

  3. Wow sounds interesting. Now I want to read Amelia Lost as well! Love the book reviews, it helps me navigate what I should read next.


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