Drop In #11
Title: The Romanovs - Family of Faith and Charity
Author: Nicholas Kotar
56 pages, 4.5 x 6.5
Cloth $9.95 (CAD $12.95)
Rights: US & CA
Holy Trinity Publications
Do you know the history of your family or of your
country? Can you imagine how your ancestors lived?
This book shares the story of the last Russian emperor
and his family in which there are both happy memories
and great hardships. In their daily life we fi nd examples of
courage, patience, wisdom, love, and faith. Their life was not
necessarily what one would expect for an Emperor and
his family; there was much more than fancy clothes and
delicious food. They nursed the sick, ate porridge, kayaked
along the Finnish coastline, and cared for chickens. Now
we know them as Royal Martyrs: deeply pious Orthodox
Christians who laid down their lives for the Faith, and as
role models of Christian virtue who showed kindness even
to the guards who taunted them. Accessible and thought
provoking, this beautifully illustrated book is appropriate
for children aged 7-12, or for parents to read to children
of younger age.
Nicholas Kotar is an author of epic fantasy inspired by Russian
fairy tales, a freelance translator from Russian into English, and a
conductor of Russian sacred choral music.
Maria Maximova is an expert on the history of Russian
literary culture. She has authored a number of books retelling
the lives of Orthodox Christian saints for children.