Gloria Whelan

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Queen Victoria’s Bathing Machine

Poor Queen Victoria! She loves to swim, but can’t quite figure out how to get to the water without her devoted subjects glimpsing her swimming suit. This quirky true tale about the longest reigning monarch in British history is as fun as it is authentic. Excellent for all ages.

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Angel on the Square (Russian Saga)

The first in a series about a family during the fall of Imperial Russia. I would never have picked this book up based on the cover, but once I did, I swallowed the whole series up... then pressed the books into my teens' hands to read, as well! Gloria Whelan is one of my favorite authors for kids and teens, and this one is the best kind of compelling historical fiction.

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The Miracle of St. Nicholas (Golden Key Books)

**Description from Amazon: It was the day before Christmas in a small Russian village. Alexi's babushka was telling him what Christmas was like when she was a girl-before the soldiers came. "Our church was as crowded as a pod full of peas. Candles made the church as bright as the sunniest day. Watching over us was the blessed...

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The Miracle of St. Nicholas (Golden Key Books)

**Description from Amazon: It was the day before Christmas in a small Russian village. Alexi's babushka was telling him what Christmas was like when she was a girl-before the soldiers came. "Our church was as crowded as a pod full of peas. Candles made the church as bright as the sunniest day. Watching over us was the blessed...

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Homeless Bird

In this historical novel, Koly, a thirteen-year-old girl in India, must leave her childhood home to face an arranged marriage. After the ceremony is complete, however, Koly learns that her future has been traded for a dowry, and her life changes abruptly. Gloria Whelan writes some of the best books for older kids and teens today- don't miss this one!