The Star of Kazan Paperback – Unabridged, 2 May 2008
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"Ibbotson, master of the 'poor orphan makes good' tale, offers another eminently satisfying example... [R]eaders will long remember the admirable Annika and cheer her eventual, well-deserved, triumph."--Kirkus Reviews, starred review
Ibbotson, master of the poor orphan makes good tale, offers another eminently satisfying example [R]eaders will long remember the admirable Annika and cheer her eventual, well-deserved, triumph. Kirkus Reviews, starred review" --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
A beautiful new look edition of this enthralling and enchanting adventure set in turn-of-the-century Vienna. From the author of the best-selling JOURNEY TO THE RIVER SEA.See all Product Description
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Top Customer Reviews
Eva Ibbotson is a skilled and accomplished writer who is fantastic at creating characters who you fall in love with. THE STAR OF KAZAN is every bit as heartwarming and absorbing as JOURNEY TO THE RIVER SEA and everyone should read it!
Putting aside the ripping-yarn elements of the story (which are wonderful) this is also a very useful book for parents of adopted children as the heroine is a foundling who ends up realising that her 'made' family is far better than the fantasy of reclamation by her birth-mother.
Like Cornelia Funke, Ibbotson is very good at painting adults who, beneath scratchy exteriors are truly good - the three professors all show great mettle underneath their ponderous, aged facades. I also like this element having read an interview with Ibbotson in The Guardian which showed her to be a rather grumpy old woman herself!
I really enjoyed the Star of Kazan and will now go and find Journey to the River Sea.
"It was on of those books that you couldn't put down. You had to keep reading it."
"We wanted to keep reading more because it was so detailed and full of twists and turns."
"I liked that the characters all got what was coming to them."
"The characters were realistic and detailed."
It's a mystery romance, what secrets does Annika keep you could know if read this book. I really recommend it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Absolutely fantastic. Love evey page. I wish there was a second volume.Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
Eva wrote her books for older children to a formula - circa - orphan girl brought up in a supportive environment of love, hard work, equality and kindness finds herself ripped from... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Richard
I love this book because it throws you into suspense with lots of dilemmas. Just when you think it has ended it has a whole new part. I didn't want it to endPublished 8 months ago by Squire A Grindrod
The Star of Kazan is an enthralling read for young and old readers. Once you begin to read, it is like opening a door; walk through and you are there, following the characters as... Read morePublished 13 months ago by wendy
Just fantastic. Children's fiction at its very best. Great story, highly believable characters, a happy ending... What more could you want ?Published 14 months ago by Paul Kaye
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