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Grigory Rasputin: Holy Man or Mad Monk?

Grigory Rasputin: Holy Man or Mad Monk?
Enid A. Goldberg, Norman Itzkowitz
Children’s Press (CT), 2007
Source: Library
Audience: All Teens

From Goodreads:
Features:
- Engaging biographies of famous and infamous figures in history
- Sophisticated design will attract high-school and middle-school struggling readers, yet on-target reading level makes these books accessible to readers of all levels
- Controlled vocabulary and sentence length make these books highly readable
- Directly Correlated to Social Studies Standards for Middle and High School Students
- Includes etchings, maps, photos, and primary source documents
- Cool, digest-like trim size
- Gripping, dynamic storytelling
 



Ok, so the Goodreads description is not the best. However, this quick book is great for reluctant readers. Not only is it short, but it has plenty of pictures and an interesting story - so the book goes by fast! I learned about Rasputin in elementary school, but in college, I found out how interesting he really was. Also, I saw a picture. Overall, he was creepy. Have you ever seen his picture? CREEPY. Additionally, he was impossible to kill! Seriously. Read about it! If not in this book, somewhere. He truly makes me wonder if the supernatural is real because of his strange life. I don’t understand.

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