Anastasia: The Last Grand Duchess, Russia, 1914

Anastasia: The Last Grand Duchess, Russia, 1914

by Carolyn Meyer

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Overview


Award-winning author Carolyn Meyer's ANASTASIA is back in print with a gorgeous new package!

Thirteen-year-old Anastasia is the youngest daughter of Czar Nicholas II, ruler of Russia. Anastasia is used to a life of luxury; her major concerns are how to get out of her detested schoolwork to play in the snow, go ice-skating, or have picnics. She wears diamonds and rubies, and every morning her mother tells her which matching outfit she and her three sisters shall wear that day. It's a fairy tale life -- until everything changes with the outbreak of war between Russia and Germany. As Russia enters WWI, hunger and poverty grows among the peasants, and soon they are not pleased with their ruler. While the czar is trying win a war and save their country, the country is turning on the royal family. When her father and the rest of the family are imprisoned by the Bolsheviks, suddenly Anastasia understands what this war is costing the people. In the pages of her diary, Anastasia chronicles the wealth and luxury of her royal days, as well as the fall from power, and her uncertain fate.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780545535786
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 10/29/2013
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author


Carolyn Meyer is the award-winning author of more than forty books for young people, including ANASTASIA: THE LAST GRAND DUCHESS; WHITE LILACS; MARIE, DANCING, a Book Sense Pick; and the Young Royals series. Meyer lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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Anastasia: The Last Grand Duchess, Russia 1914 (Royal Diaries) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 105 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved reading about the royal Romanov family in The Royal Diaries of Anastasia. I liked how I could better relate to Anastasia¿s family because it was her view as an ordinary girl and her display of thoughts and feelings. This book takes place in Russia in 1914 when 12-year-old Anastasia and her three sisters receive diaries in which she vows to write in frequently. She writes about ordinary every day events such as being scolded for bad manners to praying for her brother¿s recovery. This book lays out five years of her life leading up to Russia being involved in World War I and the loss of people¿s faith in the Tsar Nicholas all the way until two months before the family is executed. It reveals how a girl, who appears to be a spoiled royal, can turn out to be just like an ordinary girl. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone fascinated by Anastasia¿s mystery of the royal Romanov family.
otulissa More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. Anstasia was a clown in real life and the writer keeps her that way. I laughed most of the way through at her thoughts in feelings.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Carolyn Meyer has done an excellent job in writing anastasia's Diary. she mixes the novel with humor and wit. i love the part when anastasia tries to blackmail her sisters and how she tries to be like sherlock holmes and she tries to find her sisters' diaries. I love this book i couldn't put it down... but the fate the romanovs awaited was tragic...i recommend that you should buy this if you're interested in historical fiction.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Bravo!! Carolyn Meyer! Bravo!!!! This was the first book in the series that I bought and read. I have been studying the Romanov dynasty for a cople of years now. The story of Anastasia is my favorite. I knew a lot of facts about her before I read this book. For a fictional story, it seemed so real. Even though I know how the story ends for her, I still cried when I read the end. If you want to start the Royal Diaries Series, I highly recommend this book to due. You will love it and you will never regret buying it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Excellent book! this book would be great if you want to start the royal diaries! anastasia is a remarkable person, this book keeps you on the edge of your chair!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This story of Grand Duchess Anastasia Nicholaievna Romanov really is a story that you read over and over! I saw the animated movie, and I thought it was good. My friend said that she really existed, and I was like, really? So I got this book. Ever since then I've adored the story of a 17 year old girl's life and her exile and execution. Anyone who ever heard about Anastasia will love this story, tho it's heartbreaking in the end. Thanks to Anastasia, I even started learning Russian!(Note the Russian word in headline) Enjoy!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Antastasia the last grand duchess was a great book. After I started reading I couldn't put it down!!Thisbook told you alot of information about the Russian Princess. I really enjoyed it and highly reccomend it!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved Anastasia the last grand duchess! She was so mischievous, just like me, blackmailing her sister Olga and such! I LOVED THIS BOOK.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is probably the saddest diary. I cried at the end. I would recomend it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Do you want a book about THE anastia the last granduchess of russia? well if you do, have i got the right book for you! From the story (in her own words, of course in a diary) to real photographs with captions about her life, you will really love this book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Do you like history, mystory and five-star + books? Well if your answers are 'yes, yes, and yes' then you'll LOVE this book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm an Anastasia fanatic,so I know a lot about her and her family.Carolyn Meyers explains everything so perfectly it's unbelieveable.
AngelaG86 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Historical fiction, the diary of Grand Duchess Anastasia, describing the way her family lived and the events leading up to the Revolution. A great series for young girls!One feature of the Royal Diaries series is once the story is finished, the author includes a section which is only facts: pictures/portraits of the main characters, family trees, a "What life was like in (insert name) lived" to help the reader distinguish between what we know about the characters, what we assume from artifacts found, and what the author made up to help the story along.
Samwisegirl12 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Ever since I saw the cartoon movie, "Anastasia", I have been obsessed with learning about the Romanov family, and this book was fantastic for that!As I've come to expect from all the Royal Diaries books, "Anastasia: The Last Grand Duchess" was full of interesting details and characters from the tragic story of the family of Russia's last tsar.Some of my favorite elements were the family's holiday traditions, Anastasia's tribulations with her sisters (and their OTMA plays), as well as the creepy presence of the sinister Father Grigory, or as he is better known, Rasputin.As always in this series, there is a section in the back with photos, family trees, and other historical background to add to the diary.Highly recommended!
heidigilia on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Grades 6-8Written from Anastasia¿s perspective through her journal entries, we get a look at what the last years of her life might have been like. It gives us a good look at the struggles of a country and family during a war; however at many times I was bored with the story. In some ways we see that the royal family was not all that different from a normal family, having to study and take care of family. However they still were royalty and had servants and a father that was gone a lot because of the war. The story was more interesting when we start to see the war affect the family more closely and they have to struggle and eventually leave. I felt the best parts of the book were the Epilogue and Life in Russia in 1914. There is information about the Romanov family, their family tree, photographs, as well as what happen to them from after they leave Tobolsk.
KeFu0718 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
love this book! I love historical fiction from Europe.I wonder if she actually wrote in a diary.
sgerbic on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Reviewed April 2001 As far as I can tell this diary is historically accurate - I enjoyed meeting Anastasia's family and what her last years must have been like. You think you have a lot of knowledge about a person or event and then you read something like this that fills in the details and makes the people real. Who cares if her maid was a personal friend named Eva of if she loved to eat salmon, what matters most are the events in her life. We know that the women did have the family jewels sewn into their dresses and in this diary, the girls sit down and sew them into the clothing. I really enjoyed hearing about Rasputin and his influence over the royal family. Also the overview at the end of the book which tells the true historical opinion of the Tsar and his ruling style is very interesting. This book is different from the other young adult books, so far in that it has many actual photos inside. These type of books make good reading on vacation...this time in San Francisco for Caspian's birthday. 8-2001
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Anastasia" is a true story about the end of the tzar and his family. Anastasia and her family have fun together but certain family members have certain feuds.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Who couldnt LOVE? Now just try Marie Antoinette;By Kathryn Lasky
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
B&N needs to find a way to inform buyers how many pages an ebook has before purchase. Anastasia has only 94 pages. Too few for a purchase. Quality may be good but quantity counts too.
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