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Angel On The Square

Angel On The Square

HarperCollins


MPN: FBA-|292055
ISBN: 0064408795
Author: Gloria Whelan

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The daughter of a lady-in-waiting for the Empress, Katya spends all her time with all the Grand Duchesses; the royal family feels like her own. Now, as Katya′ s once-certain future begins to dissolve, she should seek to know what is happening to her beloved country and, for the extremely first time in her life, take charge of her own destiny. But outside the palace, a terrible war is sweeping through Europe, and Russia is beginning to crumble under the weight of a growing revolution.

From the author from the 2000 National Book Award winner, Homeless Bird, comes an evocative glimpse into a chilling period in world history. Initially, life is lavish and amusing for this young aristocrat, although her friend Misha's revolutionary ideas often battle in her mind with her own loyalty towards the tsar. In Angel on the Square, a young girl joins Russian Tsar Nikolai II, Empress Alexandra, and their youngsters when her mother becomes one from the empress's ladies-in-waiting. Gloria Whelan manages to take the fly-on-the-wall approach one step further in her latest piece of historical fiction. Gradually, though, the planet outside begins to enter the palace walls, and Katya's life--along with that of all nobility--changes forever. Katya Ivanova, as companion to the Romanov children, has an insider's view inside the crumbling of tsarist Russia from 1913 to 1918.

Whelan's balanced remedy of both sides of the Russian revolution is remarkably accessible. (Ages 10 and older) --Emilie Coulter Young readers couldn't ask for a far better introduction to this terrifying, earthshaking epoch in history. Katya is an appealing protagonist; readers will hang on her every single word as she is transformed from a spoiled, sheltered child into a caring, hard-working adult.



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