Synopsis: Pierre is nothing like his confident, handsome friend Andrei. He is awkward and shy – and when his father dies and leaves Pierre a vast fortune, suddenly very popular. As war rages on the edges of Moscow and the charming young Natasha catches the eye of both friends, Pierre must decide what he wants and who he is.

Can Pierre finally find happiness, and will Natasha decide where her heart truly lies?

About The Russian Classics Children’s Collection:

From the dazzling ballrooms of St. Petersburg to the blazing war-torn streets of Moscow, children can now experience the famous, epic Russian stories. Suitably adapted and illustrated for children aged 7+.

Release Date: 10th June 2021

Genres: Middle Grade, Classics, Classic Literature, Russian Classics, Easy Classics

Pages: 118

Thank you so much to Sweet Cherry Publishing for the physical copy to read and review.

Review: What an incredible way to learn and read a usually massive and intense classic literature story. I adored getting to read the same story but it being so much easier to sink into.

Classics can be so daunting and also so grown up, but they can play such an important part in a child’s learning so I am so happy that this series exists.

This one was War and Peace telling the story of the Russians during Napoleons take over, following their lives, the rises and their falls. They each go through growth, war, poverty and death but in the end find a comfortable and happy life.

This series is a perfect addition to any classic lover, it is a bite size story but told still so a lot of detail. It’s perfect for getting your young ones interested in the classics of the literature genre.

I loved reading this book so much, I now want the rest of this classics series to delve into. I am so happy an easy, but fun classics series exists.

The illustrations within were also wonderful and cute just adding an extra something to the story.

About Author: Leo Tolstoy (full name Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy) was born in 1828. Tolstoy was a Russian writer and is regarded as one of the greatest writers of Russian classic literature. His work is studied by many and has won multiple nominations for the Nobel Peace Prize and Nobel Literary Prize.

About Transcriber: Gemma Barder lives in Market Harborough, Leicester, with her family and a mischievous cocker spaniel. She started life working in children’s and pre-teen magazines before moving into the world of publishing. She’s now a freelance writer full time and writes activity books, treasuries, novels and storybooks for children, as well as publishing her own magazine. Gemma writes a wide range of children’s books for Sweet Cherry, with more projects in the pipeline.

About Illustrator: Helen is a children’s illustrator and lives in Loughborough, Leicestershire. She enjoys illustrating fun and colourful characters and building a world around them.


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