The Lost Crown

The Lost Crown

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Olga, Tatiana, Maria, and Anastasia. Like the fingers on a hand--first headstrong Olga; thenTatiana, the tallest; Maria the most hopeful for a ring; and Anastasia, the smallest. These are the daughters of Tsar Nicholas II, grand duchesses living a life steeped in tradition abd priviledge. They are each on the brink of starting their own lives, at the mercy of royal matchmakers. The summer of 1914 is that precious last wink of time when they can still be sisters together--sisters that link arms and laugh, sisters that share their dreams and worries, and flirt with the officers of their imperial yacht.

But in a gunshot the future changes -- for these sisters and for Russia.

As World War I ignites across Europe, political unrest sweeps Russia. First dissent, then disorder, mutiny -- and revolution. For Olga, Tatiana, Maria and Anastasia, the end of their girlhood together is colliding with the end of more than they ever imagined.

At the same time hopeful and hopeless, naïve and wise, the voices of these sisters become a chorus singing the final song of Imperial Russia. Impeccably researched and utterly fascinating, this novel by acclaimed author Sarah Miller recounts the final days of Imperial Russia with lyricism, criticism and true compassion.
Publisher: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, c2011.
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781416983408
Branch Call Number: YA MILLER S
Characteristics: 412 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.


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violet_flamingo_261 Jun 14, 2014

This book really shows exactly how the OTMA struggled during WW1. It is very good!!!

Mar 25, 2014

I loved the book! I like the way how the author put some Russian words into the story, and explained each of the princesses feelings.

May 13, 2013

this book was a wonderful book because the stories for each grand duchess was really real and as I read it, it felt like I was living the lives of OTMA.

Dimmu16 Jun 28, 2012

This book is amazing! You feel like your reading the actual lives of OTMA!

enb97 Jun 26, 2012

This was a really fun book to read!! I didn't even know about these people so it was nice to learn something as well as get some interesting reading in. My only regret is that the ending is so sad...

May 26, 2012

This book was fantastic!!! I didn't even know Anastasia had three older sisters, must read for anyone who loves history the only thing was the end was so sad!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and a little grusome.


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liz_carolanne Sep 04, 2011

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Dimmu16 Jun 28, 2012

The last royal Family of Russia. The story of grand duchesses Olga, Tatiana, Maria, and Anastasia. It goes from 1914 (the start of the end) to July 4th 1918 (old times calender).


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Aug 24, 2013

Other: Teen: for sadness. Everyone knows the family's fate.


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