Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Giveaway - The Family Romanov - Candace Fleming

I've got a great giveaway today for those who love history! Candace Fleming's new book The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion and the Fall of Imperial Russia, releases today.  And thanks to the generosity of  Random House, I have a copy to giveaway.

From the publisher, Schwartz and Wade:

"From the acclaimed author of Amelia Lost and The Lincolns comes more nonfiction at its very best—and a perfect resource for meeting Common Core standards.

Here is the riveting story of the Russian Revolution as it unfolded. When Russia’s last tsar, Nicholas II, inherited the throne in 1894, he was unprepared to do so. With their four daughters (including Anastasia) and only son, a hemophiliac, Nicholas and his reclusive wife, Alexandra, buried their heads in the sand, living a life of opulence as World War I raged outside their door and political unrest grew.

Deftly maneuvering between the lives of the Romanovs and the plight of Russia’s peasants—and their eventual uprising—Fleming offers up a fascinating portrait, complete with inserts featuring period photographs and compelling primary-source material that brings it all to life. History doesn’t get more interesting than the story of the Romanovs."

"Candace Fleming awarded herself the Newbery Medal in fifth grade after scraping the gold sticker off the class copy of The Witch of Blackbird Pond and pasting it onto her first novel—a ten-page, ten-chapter mystery called Who Done It? She’s been collecting awards (her own, not Elizabeth George Speare’s) ever since.
Today, Candace is the versatile and acclaimed author of more than twenty books for children, including the Boston Globe/Horn Book Award-winning biography, The Lincolns; the bestselling picture book, Muncha! Muncha! Muncha!; and the beloved Boxes for Katje.

Sound like a book you'd like to own? Simply leave a comment (and a contact method) for a chance to win a copy of The Family Romanov. Open to US and Canada, no PO boxes please. Ends July 19/14.


bermudaonion said...

I used to be fascinated with the Romanov's and Rasputin so this sounds good to me. Thanks for the giveaway. kathy(at)bermudaonion.net

Laura Kay said...

I remember the Anastasia mystery years and years ago! I became fascinated by the entire Romanov story and it introduced me to a love of history.

Laura Kay

thanks for the giveaway

Charlotte said...

Need to add to reading list.

traveler said...

A great giveaway. Thanks. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

petite said...

This would be captivating and memorable. Many thanks for this feature. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

Linda said...

The Romanovs are such a fascinating, but tragic story. This book sounds great, and I loved the anecdote about the Newberry medal. Thanks for the giveaway.

Bookladee said...

I have all of Candace Flemming's biographical works. She is a master at readable nonfiction !

fredamans said...

I've had a fascination for the Romanov's since I learned of the mysterious murder story. Would love to read this book and see what it has to say. Thanks for the chance.


Carl Scott said...

I have found the Romanovs fascinating for many years. The last of the Russian Czars and the terribly tragic ending for their daughters. Their lives read almost like the best kind of fiction now. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of this new look at this fascinating family. carlscott(at)prodigy(dot)net(dot)mx

Lolli said...

I laughed at the Newbery medal story!
I'd like to learn more about the Romanov history. Being older now I find history to be much more interesting.
Thank you for the giveaway!

KAS said...

Um, yeah I am dying to own this book ! What an embarrassment of riches this blog provides the reader (i.e. just a few of these giveaways would be a real find, but so many, plus all the other useful content you offer your readers...you see my point?). Cheers-K
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Maureen said...

This story has such an interesting subject matter.
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Anita Yancey said...

I've heard of this family but I've never read anything about them. The book sounds interesting and I would enjoy it. Thanks for having the giveaway.


Kimberly said...

This time period is fascinating...sounds like a great novel!


Kimberly said...

This time period is fascinating...sounds like a great novel!


marjiep said...

The research you do is amazing. I love your Lincon book. I would love to read more about this time period. Thanks for all you do

Michelle Boltuch said...

I would love to read this book. Thanks for the giveaway!

ellen said...

Love Russian history..