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Offline rosieposie

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Re: Strange new book jacket featuring Anastasia
« Reply #60 on: July 17, 2008, 11:30:14 AM »
The book by Meyer does have some fabricated stories and gets the most well-known facts completely backwards which is a little sad but if it were all true it would be a nice book. Sadly, children don't know the difference anyways so I guess that doesn't matter...

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I remember reading a passage retelling the story of Anastasia throwing the rock covered in snow and Meyer's writes it was Maria that got hit instead of Tatiana.
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Re: Strange new book jacket featuring Anastasia
« Reply #61 on: July 18, 2008, 12:10:17 AM »
A lot of that is fiction, if I'm not mistaken.

No doubt, but the point is it's a way for kids to be familiar with Grand Duchess Anastasia.  The book publishers were right to use a painting, not a photograph, and provide a disclaimer at the end, so it's not mistaken as absolute fact.  The publishers of this other book are just so...so wrong.  I went to their website to try to leave feedback, but that part of the site was unavailable.  When it becomes possible, please post it here so we can all tell them how wrong they are!

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Re: Strange new book jacket featuring Anastasia
« Reply #62 on: November 23, 2008, 11:33:09 PM »
That is weird. I don't like it!! Haha.That reminds me of the Type O Negative cd "Dead Again" with Rasputin on the cover, and a picture of OTMA from 1906 on the back. Hmm.
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Re: Strange new book jacket featuring Anastasia
« Reply #63 on: August 29, 2009, 11:08:21 AM »
About Tatiana on the cover of Rasputin's daughter, that's wrong too since the picture is obviously supposed to represent the main character. I don't know why they did such a thing. It only confuses people who don't know any better.

...or just the opposite -- it confuses the handful of us who do know better.
I suspect 99% of the likely readers of the book would not recognize Tatiana.

That's exactly what I mean- anyone reading the book would already be interested in the Romanovs, or learning about them. Having a picture of the actual GD Tatiana representing Maria Rasputin is wrong and misleading to those trying to learn.

I loved The Kitchen Boy so I went to buy Rasputin's Daughter. The picture on the front immediately made me think that the novel would claim Tatiana as Rasputin's daughter. (The Kitchen Boy had an equally preposterous idea, so it was highly probable.)

When I finished the book I found the cover completely silly.