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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,538 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Eugene Yelchin Narrator: Mark Turetsk Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Celebrated artist and author Eugene Yelchin drew on his own experience growing up in Soviet Russia to pen this Newbery Honor Book. Breaking Stalin's Nose follows 10-year-old Sasha Zaichik, who wants nothing more than to be a Young Pioneer in Stalin's Communist Party. But when his father, a member of the State Security police, is arrested the night before the Young Pioneer ceremony, Sasha is left to re-evaluate everything he's been taught about Stalin and what it truly means to be a good comrade.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Edward Sullivan | 2/19/2014

    " Great story about a young boy's disillusionment with Stalin's violently oppressive regime in the Soviet Union. The age group this book is written for will need historical context to fully appreciate the story but it is well-suited for reading aloud and group discussion. In an afterward, the author discusses his own experience growing up in the Soviet Union. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Annette | 2/12/2014

    " This was a Newbery Honor Book 2012 and rightfully so. I very good but quick read!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Stacy | 1/30/2014

    " This is a big story in a little tiny book. The author takes us through two very significant days in the life of Sasha, a schoolboy living under the Stalinist regime. This book was engaging, succinct, and a quick (very, very quick) read. It is intriguing to read something written by someone who has lived it. My only concern is that children at the target age most likely do not have much knowledge of the setting and may not really understand what is going on. But perhaps it is a good conversation starter. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Chelsea Horton | 1/22/2014

    " I guess I could not get into this book. It was about a boy names Sasha living in a Communist world. He lives in Russian during Stalin's reign, and his father is part of Stalin's Secret Police. His father is taken away and accused of being against communism. Sasha's teachers makes him sit in the back with the other children whom have parents that were taken away for the same ordeal. I usually like books that deal with around WWII and after, but I did not like it. I was bored and uninterested in it. "

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