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The raven's children

The raven's children

I͡ìAkovleva, I͡ìUlii͡ìa, author; Kemp, Ruth Ahmedzai, translator

Leningrad, 1939. When Shura and Tanya's parents and baby brother suddenly disappear, it's rumoured that they have been kidnapped by the mysterious Black Raven - and that their parents were spies. Tanya and Shura are determined to find their family - and so Shura decides to hand himself in to the Raven. Flagging down a KGB car, Shura is taken to the Grey House, where everyone is given a new name and a set of grey clothes, and everyone seems to forget their families and who they really are. Now Shura must do everything he can to cling on to his memories, and to escape

Paperback, Book. English. Children's stories. Fiction 9+. Suspense fiction. Adventure.
Published London: Puffin, 2018
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Statement of responsibility: Yulia Yakovleva ; translated from Russian by Ruth Ahmedzai Kemp
ISBN: 0241330777, 9780241330777
Intended audience: Juvenile.
Physical Description: 234 pages ; 20 cm
Subject: Saint Petersburg (Russia) History Fiction.; Soviet Union History 1939-1945 Fiction.