Fleeing from Saint Petersburg

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During World War I, the Russian Tsar is dethroned and killed. His family, the Romanovs, and other noble families are killed and removed from their homes and palaces. This is a story about Michail who lives with his sisters and mother Princess Olga in the Romanovs’ Palace while his father is away fighting in WWI. Suddenly Michail’s childhood ends! His family flees to Moscow, then Paris. His sister Irini is born during their flight to Paris. In later years, Irini visits Saint Petersburg for the first time and goes to the palace where her family once lived to meet the people they used to know. The first in a series that mixes a fictional story with historical facts to explore being a teenager in different eras. Includes a glossary.


Marian Hoefnagel is the author of Anne Frank: Her Life