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The raven's children

Author: I︠U︡lii︠a︡ I︠A︡kovleva; Ruth Ahmedzai Kemp
Publisher: London, England : Puffin Books, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Russia in 1938 is a place of great terror. Joseph Stalin is in charge. His Secret Police are everywhere, searching for anyone who might be his enemy. People have no idea who they can trust. Seven-year-old Shura doesn't know about any of this. He's happy in his little home in Leningrad going to school in the mornings, playing with his best friend in the afternoon, fighting with his big sister, spending time with his  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Children's stories
Fiction
History
Juvenile works
Historical fiction
Juvenile fiction
Additional Physical Format: Ebook version :
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: I︠U︡lii︠a︡ I︠A︡kovleva; Ruth Ahmedzai Kemp
ISBN: 9780241330777 0241330777
OCLC Number: 1043927347
Language Note: Translated from the Russian.
Description: 248 pages ; 20 cm
Responsibility: Yulia Yakovleva ; translated from the Russian by Ruth Ahmedzai Kemp.

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"Russia in 1938 is a place of great terror. Joseph Stalin is in charge. His Secret Police are everywhere, searching for anyone who might be his enemy. People have no idea who they can trust. Seven-year-old Shura doesn't know about any of this. He's happy in his little home in Leningrad going to school in the mornings, playing with his best friend in the afternoon, fighting with his big sister, spending time with his Mama, Papa and baby brother Bobka. Until one day everything changes. Mama and Papa and Bobka disappear without a trace. The whispers of their neighbours are that Mama and Papa were spies, enemies of Stalin and so they have now been taken by something mysterious called The Raven. Desperate to reunite his family, Shura decides to hunt down The Raven, finding help in the most unexpected places but facing more danger than he has ever known . . ."--Provided by publisher.

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