Whelan's balanced treatment of both sides of the Russian revolution is remarkably accessible. Katya is an appealing protagonist; readers will hang on her every word as she is transformed from a spoiled, sheltered child into a caring, hard-working adult. Young readers couldn't ask for a better introduction to this terrifying, earthshaking epoch in history. (Ages 10 and older) --Emilie Coulter --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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This book is all about the Russian and the German war and how Katya the lady in waiting goes to live with the imperial family of Russia. Read morePublished on April 17 2004
Gloria Whelan is absolutely extraordinary in this book. I am a Romanov history buff, so that's probably one reason I loved it so much. Read morePublished on Dec 14 2002 by Kindle Customer
12 year old Katya lives in St.Petersburg in 1914. She is an aristocrat and doesn't know about the world outside of her. Read morePublished on Oct. 28 2002 by Maryam
Twelve-year-old Katya Ivanova has everything anyone would want. She lives in St.Petersburg, Russia with her mother who is a close friend to the Empress Alexandra. Read morePublished on May 7 2002 by hiphopgirl_1000
In pre-War Russia, a revolution rages. Katya and her mother, however, live in luxury -- their home is with the Tsar and the Empress, and their four daughters -- Olga, Tatiana,... Read morePublished on March 15 2002 by "shayamorph"
This book is a good introduction to the Russian Revolution for middle and upper grade readers. It is interesting enough to keep them reading, without bogging down in too much... Read morePublished on March 10 2002 by Laura Lynn Walsh
This is just one more of those books written based not on facts but on other people's books. The author has taken the popular overly-simplistic view of the Tsar and made him look... Read morePublished on Jan. 1 2002
When I first saw the title of the book, I thought it would be another one of those boring books about girls. But it wasn't. This book has really taught me about russian revolution. Read morePublished on Sept. 30 2001