Search Results: "Anastasia Chernikova"


BOOK REVIEW

ANASTASIA by James Blair Lovell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 1991

"A great, absorbing read by a gifted storyteller. (Two eight-page photo inserts—not seen.)"
The story—apparently definitive—of Anastasia, the fourth daughter of Czar Nicholas II of Russia. Read full book review >

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ANASTASIA by Carolyn Meyer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Both biography lovers and fiction readers alike will gobble it up. (historical note, family tree, and other endnotes, photos, cast of characters) (Fiction. 9-14)"
Immensely readable and interesting, this fictive diary of Anastasia, daughter of Czar Nicholas and Czarina Alexandra, imparts a good deal of history in an entertaining way. Read full book review >

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ANASTASIA, ABSOLUTELY by Lois Lowry
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"As usual, Lowry (The Giver, 1993, etc.) delivers tight, page-turning prose, plenty of humor, and characters right out of readers' neighborhooods. (Fiction. 7-12)"
In which Anastasia Krupnik gets a dog, attends a class in values, and inadvertently deposits a hag of dog poop in a public mailbox. Read full book review >

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TSAR SALTAN by Alexander Pushkin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2011

"Rich in plot—and the inspiration for a popular opera by Rimsky-Korsakov—but with the look and language of an early-20th-century period piece. (iPad storybook app. 10-12, adult)"
Interactive features seem thrown in as afterthoughts, but ornately detailed new illustrations in a pre-Soviet-era style give this edition of a classic Russian short story some visual interest. Read full book review >

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ANASTASIA AT THIS ADDRESS by Lois Lowry
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1991

"Fine entertainment; a must for fans. (Fiction. 9-13)"
More on-target predicaments and laugh-aloud funny dialogue from Lowry, who now takes her articulate protagonist through some seminal exchanges with the opposite sex. Read full book review >

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ANASTASIA FOREVER by Joy Preble
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"Satisfying, but start with the first book. (Paranormal suspense. 12 & up)"
The trilogy that began with Dreaming Anastasia (2009) comes to an exciting, if cluttered, conclusion. Read full book review >

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ANASTASIA KRUPNIK by Lois Lowry
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 24, 1979

"It is neatly crafted and stout for its genre, but entirely without the emotional conviction of A Summer to Die."
Disappointing after A Summer to Die (1977), this episodic story takes Anastasia, ten, from her parents' unwelcome announcement that they're expecting a second child to her acceptance of the baby brother when he's born. Read full book review >

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ANASTASIA AT YOUR SERVICE by Lois Lowry
FICTION
Released: Oct. 25, 1982

"But as Lowry uses these egalitarian lessons to anchor the story, not vice versa, readers won't feel manipulated."
Another amusing visit with Anastasia Krupnik, new 12 and in desperate need of money (for what is not said). Read full book review >

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ANASTASIA AND HER SISTERS by Carolyn Meyer
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 7, 2015

"A richly detailed introduction to the tragedy of the last royal family of Russia. (Historical fiction. 13-17)"
Anastasia and her siblings may be kept in ignorance about most of the tragedy and upheaval affecting Russia in the early 20th century, but that doesn't stop them from worrying about the world beyond their daily lives. Read full book review >

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ANASTASIA HAS THE ANSWERS by Lois Lowry
FICTION
Released: April 28, 1986

"This quibble aside, Anastasia will win new fans and delight her old ones with this addition."
Anastasia Krupnik and her family return in a sixth witty and perceptive novel. Read full book review >

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TELL ME ABOUT SEX, GRANDMA by Anastasia Higginbotham
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"With its strong message about sexual assault, this is a necessary addition to sex-education collections. (Picture book. 4-9)"
A small child asks Grandma what sex is and gets a wise response. Read full book review >

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SMALL KINGDOMS by Anastasia Hobbet
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"It could have read like a soap opera, but Hobbet (Pleasure of Believing, 1997) employs a deft touch as she moves into delicate areas of cultural misunderstanding and romantic complication."
A story of tangled East-West relations in Kuwait six years after the first Gulf War. Read full book review >