The Raven's Children

The Raven's Children

Children's, New & Recommended, Age 9-12
Paperback Published on: 06/09/2018
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Synopsis

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 . . .

  • Publisher: Penguin Random House Children's UK
  • ISBN: 9780241330777
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Weight: 181g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 16 mm

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The Raven's Children
Intriguing and mysterious
I received a proof copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I would never have been able to read this book in Russian so was incredibly excited... READ MORE
Sharon, Bookseller at Waterstones Gloucester
The Raven's Children
Highly original and unforgettable tale set in Stalinist Russia
This intriguing story will set your spine tingling. It begins innocently enough when a mischievous seven-year-old playing by the railway tracks in Leningra... READ MORE
Charlotte Rose Norman
The Raven's Children
Fantastic - highly recommended
A gripping, moving, and eye-opening story of a young boy finding his way through a suddenly hostile world. I loved the character of Shura, and the book cle... READ MORE
Kim Woodruff
The Raven's Children
Original
So I had high expectations for this book, as I have always been fascinated by Russia! Loved the originality of the story, but I found the pace of the story... READ MORE
Fiona Sharp