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Whelan, Gloria.
New York : HarperCollins, 2003.
IL 5-8, RL 5.7
ISBN 0066238129
An impossible journey?  Perhaps.  But for Marya and Georgi it's one they feel they must take.  The year is 1934 and the new Stalin government has arrested their parents as enemies of the state.  The Russian government doesn't need a reason to arrest anyone.  They need no proof of wrong doing.  They just arrest anyone who may be against the new government.  Now the two children are left to fend for themselves.  But what will become of them?  They have no money and no where to go.  The neighbors who took them in at first and now planning to send them to an orphanage.  But Marya has an idea.  A wildly impossible idea.  Maybe they can make it work.  If only the impossible can happen.
SUBJECTS:     Voyages and travels -- Fiction.
                        Brothers and sisters -- Fiction.
                        Political prisoners -- Fiction.
                        Siberia (Russia) -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction.
                        Saint Petersburg (Russia) -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction.
                        Soviet Union -- History -- 1925-1953 -- Fiction.
                        Historical fiction.


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