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  • The Star of Kazan
  • Eva Ibbotson
  • English
  • 06 July 2020
  • 9781405020541

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SUMMARY Ý The Star of Kazan Annika has never had a birthday Instead she celebrates her Found Day the day a housemaid and a cook to three eccentric Viennese professors found her and took her home There Annika has made a happy life in the servants' uarters sur. Eva Ibbotson weaves an old fashioned adventure around a young foundling called Annika Abandoned in a church on the slopes of Mt Dorfelspitze the baby is adopted by a pair of friends Ellie the cook and Sigrid the housemaid They take her back to their owners house in Vienna Annika is a happy industrious childlearning to cook Viennese delicacies from Ellie keeping the house sparkling clean and doing a multitude of odd jobs for the eccentric professors who are the owners of the house Her spare time is spent enacting mock plays with her friends Pauline and Stephan She also manages to pay freuent visits to a dying old lady who was formerly known as the wonderful actress La Rondine She only has one wishthat her birth mother sweeps in one day and says Where is she Where is my long lost daughter And here the adage of Be careful what you wish for it just may come true comes into full play Very soon an aristocratic lady named Edeltraut von Tannenberg comes to claim Annika and swoop her off to a cold and desolate castle in Germany Fitting into a new scenario is always tough but for Annika who has been used to a warm and friendly Vienna her new home throws up many nasty surprises Unfriendly relativeslies and secretsdreary fooddank climatethings are not as Annika imagined her new life to beThe only bright speck is the new friend she makes called Zed a Romany stable boy But as the mystery shrouding her new family deepens Zed is accused of robberyrobbery of a trunk which was left to Annika by La Rondine Annika is torn between her faith in Zed and her surprising loyalty to her cold mother In Vienna her old family is missing Annika terribly and also come across some unpalatable facts which could put Annika s life in grave dangerA simple storya predictable mystery and a plot oft repeated But what makes Star of Kazan so engrossing is the absolute love and affection with which Eva Ibbotson describes the splendour and grandiose of a vintage Vienna the ancient but much loved Emperor Franz Joseph with his mutton chop whiskers and bald head the extravagant waltzes streaming out of the cafesthe decadent opera housesthe sinfully rich confectioneries bursting with aroma and tasteand of course the pride of Vienna The dancing Lipizzaner Stallions You are soon transported to a magical city that seems to hum with colour light and vitality This is a book to be savored and enjoyed at a leisurely pace Eva Ibbotson triumphs yet again A Lane to the Land of the Dead And Other Stories of the Supernatural Puffin Teenage Fiction has never Aux Etats Unis d'Afriue had a birthday Instead she celebrates Rumen Microbiology her Found Day the day a Mais Lucro housemaid and a cook to three eccentric Viennese professors found Ralph Pincus Occultist Extraordinaire The World of Ralph Pincus #1 her and took What a Carve Up her Looking for Garbo home There Annika Friday Night at Hodges' Cafe has made a Monster Hunter Legion happy life in the servants' uarters sur. 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SUMMARY Ý The Star of Kazan Annika still dreams of finding her true mother But when a glamorous stranger arrives claiming to be Annika's mother and whisks her away to a crumbling spooky castle Annika discovers that all is not as it seems in her newfound hom. A splendid orphan story and a good one for reinforcing the idea that we can make our own families I loved the turn of the century Vienna setting and there were just the right amount of fairyfolk tale touches Excellent for 10 13 year old girls but also for adults who like old fashioned stories Jim Trelease of the Read Aloud Handbook recommended this book to me about 7 years ago I have chosen it for my 11 year old Book Club this year and I m anxious to see how the girls enjoy itJanuary 2012I ve just reread this book for the above mentioned Book Club and I think that I like and admire it even better the second timeI really noticed how clever Ibbotson is with the details and once again I m struck by how she plays with and subverts the fairy tale plot and themes Her loving tribute to Vienna inspired me to start reading Stefan Zweig s The World of Yesterday One of the children in my Book Club said of the beginning of the book that Annika was really happy but she didn t know it That comment has really stayed with me How often is that the case That we don t recognize our golden times when we are living them Vildanden her true mother But when a glamorous stranger arrives claiming to be Annika's mother and whisks The Russo Japanese War 1904 1905 her away to a crumbling spooky castle Annika discovers that all is not as it seems in Duffy her newfound Art of Deception Kate Hanson #2 hom. A splendid orphan story and a good one for reinforcing the idea that we can make our own families I loved the turn of the century Vienna setting and there were just the right amount of fairyfolk tale touches Excellent for 10 13 year old girls but also for adults who like old fashioned stories Jim Trelease of the Read Aloud Handbook recommended this book to me about 7 years ago I Flight of the Clockwork Angels have chosen it for my 11 year old Book Club this year and I m anxious to see Take how the girls enjoy itJanuary 2012I ve just reread this book for the above mentioned Book Club and I think that I like and admire it even better the second timeI really noticed La figlia del podestà how clever Ibbotson is with the details and once again I m struck by Persuasion The Litigator's Art how she plays with and subverts the fairy tale plot and themes Her loving tribute to Vienna inspired me to start reading Stefan Zweig s The World of Yesterday One of the children in my Book Club said of the beginning of the book that Annika was really L'aventure ambiguë happy but she didn t know it That comment The Mangle of Practice Time Agency and Science has really stayed with me How often is that the case That we don t recognize our golden times when we are living them

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SUMMARY Ý The Star of Kazan Rounded with friends including the elderly woman next door who regales Annika with stories of her performing days and her countless admirers especially the Russian count who gave her the legendary emerald the Star of Kazan And yet. I liked the parts of this story that took place in Vienna The author made it sound beautiful and charming Also the food sounded delicious The parts that took place in Germany were boring Not much happens there in this story The MC Annika was all right but I didn t connect with her I did enjoy getting to know the Professors though They became likeable as the story went along Unfortunately they weren t much involved with this story I didn t like Annika s family They were uite horrible Indifference is what I feel for the other characters Awakening her performing days and Call Me By Your Name her countless admirers especially the Russian count who gave The Mark of Athena her the legendary emerald the Star of Kazan And yet. I liked the parts of this story that took place in Vienna The author made it sound beautiful and charming Also the food sounded delicious The parts that took place in Germany were boring Not much 2002 Index of Economic Freedom happens there in this story The MC Annika was all right but I didn t connect with Grenadier Volume 7 Grenadier her I did enjoy getting to know the Professors though They became likeable as the story went along Unfortunately they weren t much involved with this story I didn t like Annika s family They were uite Alice in Wonderland horrible Indifference is what I feel for the other characters