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The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion & the Fall of Imperial Russia

The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion & the Fall of Imperial Russia

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" A] superb history.... In these thrilling, highly readable pages, we meet Rasputin, the shaggy, lecherous mystic...; we visit the gilded ballrooms of the doomed aristocracy; and we pause in the sickroom of little Alexei, the hemophiliac heir who, with his parents and four sisters, would be murdered by the Bolsheviks in 1918." --The Wall Street Journal

Here is the tumultuous, heartrending, true story of the Romanovs--at once an intimate portrait of Russia's last royal family and a gripping account of its undoing. Using captivating photos and compelling first person accounts, award-winning author Candace Fleming (Amelia Lost; The Lincolns) deftly maneuvers between the imperial family's extravagant lives and the plight of Russia's poor masses, making this an utterly mesmerizing read as well as a perfect resource for meeting Common Core standards.

An exhilarating narrative history of a doomed and clueless family and empire. --Jim Murphy, author of Newbery Honor Books An American Plague and The Great Fire

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

Marrying the intimate family portrait of Heiligman's Charles and Emma with the politics and intrigue of Sheinkin's Bomb, Fleming has outdone herself with this riveting work of narrative nonfiction that appeals to the imagination as much as the intellect. --The Horn Book, Starred

Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Young Adult Literature
Winner of the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Nonfiction
A Robert F. Sibert Honor Book
A YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Award Finalist
Winner of the Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction

Author: Candace Fleming
Publisher: Schwartz & Wade Books
Published: 07/08/2014
Pages: 304
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.25lbs
Size: 9.40h x 6.40w x 1.10d
ISBN: 9780375867828

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 7.2
Point Value: 12
Interest Level: Middle Grade Plus
Quiz #/Name: 167384 / Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion & the Fall of Imperial Russia

Award: Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award - Nominee
Award: Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award - Honor Book
Award: Tayshas Reading - Commended
Award: Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens - Recommended
Award: Rhode Island Teen Book Award - Nominee
Award: Golden Kite - Winner
Award: Orbis Pictus Award - Winner
Award: Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards - Winner
Award: L.A. Times Book Prize - Winner
Award: Cybils - Winner

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. She lives in Oak Park, Illinois. Visit her at

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