Great info, well written, up to date. Downloaded a sample and didn t get further than the imprint page when it declared that it was a children s book as an adult, I am glad that I didn t buy the whole thing as nowhere on the write up does it mention that this is the case.If you are an adult and want a book about the tragedy of the Romanovs, read Helen Rappaport s new book.If you are a child, well I am sure this book is perfectly fine I was very disappointed with this book I am appalled at the sheer venom the author poured over the Imperial Family, not to mention the glaring misinformation that leapt out in every chapter Very poorly researched, equally poor writing I do not recommend this book to any one. I found this book, like the true story.and I will keep this book in my libray for the children in our family Someday some of them might like to know the true story of them. The Family Romanov is a biography of the last ruling family of Russia written for teen audiences Although it has been long since I was a teen I found this book to be interesting and informative Its subjects are presented as individuals and as a closely knit household swept away by the turmoil that they never really understood Readers are introduced to Tsar Nicholas II, who was a much better father to his children than he was to his nation, Empress Alexandra whose protective embrace enveloped her circle and each of the four Grand Duchesses and Tsarevich Alexei as unique personalities.Even though I have read a some about Nicholas and Alexandra and this was written for a juvenile audience I learned much from this work The heartbreaking succession of four daughters in a dynasty desperately longing for a male heir is felt across the years An intense religious fervor shaped the royal lives it could not save The severity of Alexei s illness is understandable from this book than it ever was before The contrast between life in Tsarskoye Selo and as prisoners of the Revolution draws sympathy for this most privileged of families.The writing style, though targeted toward young audiences, is rife with picture words that sketch scenes of Imperial life in the imaginative mind I recommend it for inquisitive young adults and for older adults seeking an easy and educational read. From the acclaimed author of Amelia Lost and The Lincolns comes 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 , 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 compelling primary source material that brings it all to life History doesn t get interesting than the story of the Romanovs