Anastasia's Album

 
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Anastasia's Album
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October 01, 1996
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0786802928
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Illustrated in scrapbook style with young Anastasia's photos and watercolor paintings, this intimate glimpse brings to life the unspoiled princess of the last of the czars. Drawing on precious personal keepsakes, personal letters and diaries, and memories of loved ones, this piercing portrait will enthrall all readers who are curious about Anastasia Romanoff's fascinating--if tragically brief--life. Photos, many in color.

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A Bittersweet Read
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Reader reviewed by K. Weller

I saw this book just after I had watched a biography on the Romanov family on TV. Seeing this innocent girl's diary pages and pictures after hearing what happened to her family was at times hard to deal with. And even though I had already heard about the DNA test to see if a woman who claimed she was Anastasia was really her had come back negative, I still have hope that somehow this little girl made it out of that horrible situation.

I first became interested in Anastasia when I saw a TV movie on Lifetime about the woman who claimed she was Anastasia. then I heard there was an old movie about it too, so I looked up info on it. The cartoon movie of it is wonderful & it carefully deals w/the family's demise without scaring kids.

This is a interesting book for anyone who is interested in the Romanov family or just has an interest in history.
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Not your normal Biography!
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Reader reviewed by Kittygirl

The first time I found this book at the public library I just barely seen Fox's movie Anastasia for the first time. Suprised to find out that Anastasia was a real person, I checked out the book expecting it to be similar to most biographies.

Boy was I wrong. This book absolutely blew me away. Anastasia's album is a wonderful look into the life of the Grand Duchess Anastasia, daughter of Tzar Nicholas II, the last tzar of Imperial Russia. Imagine my surprise to find out that Fox's movie was nothing like Anastasia's real life, although many of the costumes and sets came from real items. Full of pictures, this book also included bits from Anastasia's real diary. A remarkable biography about a remarkable girl.
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