ANASTASIA, THE LAST GRAND
(The Royal Diaries)
New York : Scholastic, 2000.
is another in the series of royal women in history. It is very well written
and the historical background is well integrated into the story. I would
ask students if they saw the popular 20th century version of this story
and ask them what characters they remember. Then I would remind them
that even though that was a fictional film that there are truly people
from history named Rasputin (or Father Grigory) and Anastasia. As
the story begins Anastasia is attending a winter ball in her honor.
Her life is filled with enormous privilege but as the leaders in the country
change so does Anastasia's fate. From a winter ball to a dark dungeon...
find out what was to become of Anastasia. (Lisa Paton firstname.lastname@example.org)
Anastasia, Grand Duchess, daughter of Nicholas II, Emperor of Russia,
1901-1918 -- Fiction
Russia -- History -- Nicholas II, 1894-1917 -- Fiction
Diaries -- Fiction.
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