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.
This beautiful nesting doll set is hand painted in Central Russia by not one, but two artists. It has lots of fine details, gorgeous contrasting colors and many intricate details made out of foil and gold leaf. The entire collection is painted by water-based colors with an addition of sparkles and accented with a beautiful gold tone foil embossed trim. Stunning blooms of flowers beautifully decorate the back side of the dolls. Each nesting doll unfolds the famous scene of the Russian fairy tale "Czar Saltan" written by legendary Alexander Pushkin. Signed on the bottom by the artists Blankova and Kotova. Materials: lime wood, water-based paint, foil, clear lacquer. The largest doll is about 11"H.
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. . . .
This beautiful nesting doll set is hand painted in Central Russia by the artist Shishko. Every babushka doll has lots of fine details and gorgeous contrasting colors. The entire collection is painted by water-based colors with an addition of sparkles and accented with a beautiful golden trim. The scenes of the well known Russian fairy tale "The Tale of Czar Salatn" are featured on each matryoshka doll. This is a wonderful gift idea for anyone who appreciate the superior quality of the Russian arts. Materials: lime wood, water-based paint, lacquer. The largest doll is about 8.0"H.