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.
Add a beloved Christmas classic to your décor with the limited edition Kurt Adler Czar Treasures Nutcracker Soldier. Hand-carved and hand-painted in Russia, here's a 16" wooden decoration featuring exquisite detail and color from all angles. Signed and numbered by artist Alexander Melnikovich, this beautifully crafted and unique collector's piece quickly becomes a cherished tradition. Red 16" Collection includes: 3 Nutcracker Suite pieces (2 nutcrackers, 1 figurine) and 2 Santa figurines Each piece sold separately Signed and numbered by artist Alexander Melnikovich Hand-carved and hand-painted Limited edition of 500 Wood Imported
Add old world charm to your holiday décor with the beautifully crafted limited edition Kurt Adler Czar Treasures Wooden Santa with Backpack. Hand-carved and hand-painted in Russia, here's an 11.5" decoration that features exquisite detail and color. Signed and numbered by lead artist Alexander Melnikovich, this unique collector's piece looks like it was handed down through generations. White 12" Collection includes: 3 Nutcracker Suite pieces (2 nutcrackers, 1 figurine) and 2 Santa figurines Each piece sold separately Signed and numbered by artist Alexander Melnikovich Hand-carved and hand-painted Limited edition of 500 Wood Imported
Thirteen-year-old Rachel dreads the afternoons she has to spend with her great- grandmother, Nana Sashie-until Sashie begins to reminisce about her childhood in Russia and Rachel finds herself caught up in a whirlwind of memories. As the events and characters of Sashie's past come to life, Rachel discovers a distant country and time, a time when Jews were forced to serve in the Czar's armies or were murdered in pogroms, a time when nine-year-old Sashie devised a wonderful plan to save her family from danger. . . .