Friday, June 3, 2011

Night of the Cossack by Tom Blubaugh

Night of the Cossack is a compelling adventure by Tom Blubaugh about a teenager who is forced to grow up quickly. The main character, Nathan Hertzfield faces many life or death situations during his saga.

Join Nathan on his exhilarating journey through parts of Russia and Europe during the early 1900's. Don't miss the adventure and suspense in the riveting story, Night of the Cossack.

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When I read the introduction to the book it made me want to start reading right away. The author talks about this story being how he imagines his grandfathers life to have been when he was a young man. I was drawn to the many details about Russia, the Cossacks and the Russian army. There are many things about that time period that I don't know anything about. One of the things that I love about historical fiction, when done well, is that it takes you to a time period and shares it with you in a way that becomes much more real than a history book. This book did that. It was very well written and the story just flowed naturally.

I am passing this book along to my 12 year old son. I can't wait to talk to him about what he has read and what he thinks about Nathan's adventures and hardships. One thing we enjoy doing together is discussing great literature we are reading.


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1 comment:

  1. I already have a copy of the book but had to stop by to say that this book is wonderful! I enjoyed it for its change of pace and rare glimps into a part of history rarely written about. Well worth purchasing!

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