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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2008

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    Couldn't Stop Reading

    I chose this book to read in class from about 10 other books. We could only read about 2 chapters a night but i didn't want to stop!!! I could have finished it so much sooner if we didnt have to read it in school. I was really good!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 17, 2004

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    As Katya read the paper, all the terrifying thoughts and images of her beloved country falling apart, came to her. ¿Twenty thousand Russian soldiers had been killed. Seventy thousand had been taken prisoner by the Germans¿I thought, this is all happening because on country wanted a piece of another country.¿ (i.e. Gloria Whelan.) Katya was the daughter of the Empress¿s Lady in waiting. The Tsar and the Empress of Russia, and their children, treated Katya and her mother as if they were a part of the family. They all lived in the palace and life was wonderful. All until the fall of 1914, now as Katya¿s cherished homeland, slowly falls apart; Katya, Katya¿s mother, the empress, the Tsar, and their children are prisoners in their own palace. Gloria Whelan wrote this book, Angel on the Square. Gloria Whelan is a poet and short story writer. She has written many children¿s books such as, Night of the full moon, goodbye, Once on this island, and many more. Whelan has received the notable Achievement award from the educational press association of America. Whelan has been writing since before she could! She would tell her Nanny her stories and her Nanny would type them out. It was in elementary school that she started her poetry. She and her husband live in the woods of Northern Michigan.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 22, 2004

    Great Book!!!

    Over the summer I had a lot of time to read and one of my favorites from the many I read was Angel on the Square. This book is a historical fiction novel with a great plot that keeps you guessing until the end. The author of Angel On The Square is Gloria Whelan. She writes about where she lives in Oxbow Lake, Michigan. However, sometimes she writes about early times in other countries like, China, India, Russia, and Vietnam. I don¿t think she would be considered an expert on the subject of the Russian Revolution. Even though she has written many different books about different countries she has never traveled to the place to experience the true culture. She only researches the topic or place before she writes. She once said, ¿This gives me a chance to live in other countries and in other times -- at least in my head.¿ Because that this book is a character narrative you cannot really see the author¿s point of view. But, the main character, Katya, expresses a strong opinion about being loyal to the royal family, even if it tears her from her best friend. This is a fiction story of a young girl, Katya and her mother, struggling to survive through the Russian Revolution. Even though it¿s fiction it still gives you the history of what happened during the Russian Revolution. The major hook in this story was to see if Katya, her mother, and the rest of the royal family could make it to safety, and live in peace. Through the story Katya went from a fancy house in St. Petersburg to being locked up with the rest of the royal family in a tiny shack in Siberia. In the creative way that Gloria Whelan presents the information in a very convincing and interesting way. It will keep you guessing about the lives of the characters and the plot. She has written a companion to this book, The Impossible Journey. It¿s about after the Russian Revolution, when the country is still unstable. Katya returned to Russia and marries; she becomes actively involved in politics against the government. She was then exiled to Siberia. The story continues about her children trying to find their mother in Siberia. From what I¿ve heard and read, all of the information made sense and didn¿t conflict; it was just presented in a different way. The main character was rich instead of being a person living on the streets. Katya had different views, experiences, and opinions than others. Before I read that book I knew nothing about the Russian Revolution. Now I have a basic knowlage and timeline of what happened. I would highly recommend this book. With action, mystery, and a hint of romance Angel On The Square would be a must need, for anyone¿s book collection.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 16, 2004

    This was a AWESOME book

    This book was very interesting, intriging but sad. It was about Katya, a girl whos mother is a lady in waiting for the empress. Everything is perfect in Katyas life until WAR! PS......The other recommended books that other reviewers recommended are great! I loved almost all of them!

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