The Pearl

by Alexandra Young

The Pearl

  • ISBN-13: 9781884167249
  • Author(s): Alexandra Young
  • Artist(s): Alexandra Young
  • Subject: Picture books|picture books
  • Publisher: Umbrage Editions
  • Imprint: Umbrage Editions
  • Publication Date: 26-05-2011
  • Format: h/b

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Praskovia was a serf girl with a quick mind, a miraculous voice and a kind heart. Named `The Pearl', her rise to fame as an opera singer in 18th century Russia, singing for the Empress Catherine the Great and the Court, led Praskovia to become one of the best-loved folk figures in Russia - remembered to this day. The Pearl is a beautifully illustrated children's book based on Praskovia's true Cinderella story, which focuses on the love story between the singer and Nicolas Cheremeteff, a fabulously wealthy courtier.
About the book

Praskovia was a serf girl with a quick mind, a miraculous voice and a kind heart. Named `The Pearl', her rise to fame as an opera singer in 18th century Russia, singing for the Empress Catherine the Great and the Court, led Praskovia to become one of the best-loved folk figures in Russia - remembered to this day. The Pearl is a beautifully illustrated children's book based on Praskovia's true Cinderella story, which focuses on the love story between the singer and Nicolas Cheremeteff, a fabulously wealthy courtier.