I bought this book for a teaching unit on Eastern Europe. It met all expectations. The reader gets a real sense of life under Communist rule in a way that younger (middle... Read morePublished 22 days ago by M. Massey
Along with The Butter Battle Book, I used this book to describe life behind the Iron Curtain to middle school students. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Dena K.
Outstanding book by Peter Sis of his experience growing up behind the Iron Curtain. Exquisitely illustrated and poignantly written. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Eleanor Kilham
Bought this because we were going to the author's home country. It's a short and sweet way to learn the high points of recent history.Published 6 months ago by daisydoo
This book is simply fantastic.
For anyone who wants to know what life was really like growing up behind the iron curtain in general, or more specifically in... Read more
The book is simple yet very powerful. I am a daughter of a political prisoner (10 years) from communist Cuba. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Nelson Rosales
Perhaps I hadn't read the reviews on this one...purchased this book for my elderly father, but it's really for a young reader.Published 11 months ago by Nancy K. Irey
Anyone will greatly benefit from this book: hard to comprehend history written in an entertaining way. Read morePublished 20 months ago by NR
What a fantastic book. It is a great way to learn about Russia, the soviet union, and the iron curtain in a mature kid friendly way. Read morePublished 20 months ago by B.Russel.B