Anastasia's Album by Hugh Brewster
The Last Tsar's Youngest Daughter Tells Her Own Story

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An award-winning author uses Anastasia's own photos, watercolors, letters, and diaries, long hidden in Russian archives, to reveal an engaging portrait of Russia's last princess, her family, and their difficult exile in Siberia after the Russian revolution.
 

About Hugh Brewster

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A longtime editor of books for both children and adults, Hugh Brewster is also the author of some acclaimed works for young readers. Born in London in 1950, Brewster was an editor for both Scholastic Books and Scholastic Canada before becoming editorial director for Madison Press Books in Toronto in 1984. Brewster's book Anastasia's Album (1996), was about the youngest daughter of Nicholas II and Alexandra, the last tsar and tsarina of Russia, who were killed along with their children by Bolsheviks in 1918. Brewster researched the work in Moscow's state archive, where he found Anastasia's translated diaries and hand-colored letters among the papers and photo albums of the tsar's family. Brewster has also written Inside the Titanic (1997), a lavishly illustrated book which uses the story of two young passengers to explore the doomed ocean liner.
 
Published October 1, 1996 by Hyperion. 64 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Travel, War, Children's Books, Education & Reference.

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The execution of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and his family in 1918 has long been shrouded in mystery: ``For more than eighty years, the diaries, letters, and photo albums of the tsar's family were kept a secret.'' Now they are displayed in the State Archives in Moscow.

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Designed to resemble a scrapbook, this striking, profusely illustrated volume presents a sympathetic and affecting portrait of the youngest daughter of Tsar Nicholas II, the last Romanov ruler (see Ch

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His prose is equally atmospheric: Anastasia at three is ""a blue-eyed whirlwind."" Well-chosen excerpts from Anastasia's own correspondence and from memoirs by Romanov friends and staff heighten Anastasia's very real presence in these pages.

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Designed like a scrapbook, organized chronologically and spanning the seventeen years between the birth and death of Anastasia, ANASTASIA'S ALBUM uses never-before-published family photos and letters to describe the life of the Romanovs, the last family to rule Russia.

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