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The Apartment: A Century of Russian History

Written by Alexandra Litvina

Illustrated by Anna Desnitskaya

Key Stage 2 History People / Places

LoveReading View on The Apartment: A Century of Russian History

20th-century Russian history comes to life through six generations of a family in their Moscow apartment

Shortlisted for the UKLA Book Awards 2021 |

The Apartment: A Century of Russian History explains the true history of 20th-century Russia through the fictitious story of a Moscow family and their apartment. 


The Apartment: A Century of Russian History Synopsis

The Muromtsev family have been living in the same apartment for more than a century, generation after generation. Readers are taken through different rooms and witness how each generation actually lived alongside the larger social and political changes that Russia experienced.

A search-and-find element has readers looking for objects from page to page to see which items were passed down through the generations. Beautifully illustrated with minute details, this book helps readers engage with Russia's history in an all new way.

The book includes a timeline, glossary, bibliography, and index.

The Apartment: A Century of Russian History Press Reviews

Striking view into Russian history. . . This illustrated 'living museum' allows readers to glimpse ordinary lives through some not-so-ordinary times. -- Publishers Weekly

Book Information

ISBN: 9781419734038
Publication date: 5th November 2019
Author: Alexandra Litvina
Illustrator: Anna Desnitskaya
Publisher: Abrams Books for Young Readers an imprint of Abrams
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 64 pages
Year Groups: Key Stage 2
Topics: History, People / Places

About Alexandra Litvina

Alexandra Litvina studied at Moscow State University and at the Gorky Institute of World Literature in Moscow. She has written a number of history books for children. She lives in Russia.

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