Tales of Pruit Almus by Robert Belenky – Giveaway

tales of pruit

This giveaway is closed – congratulations winner!  🙂

I am so excited to have received a review copy of this book + one to give away.  I probably will not get to this read until closer to the end of August but in the mean time didn’t want to hold off on this great book and a chance for you to won a copy of this.

Thirteen-year-old Serogia was thrown out of his house by his drunken mother after his father died. Eleven-year-old Anya doesn’t have many friends and is always sad; when she looks in the mirror she sees an ugly girl. Her ten-year-old sister Sashinka is shy, tough and fun loving. Their only living relative is their drunken father.

These are just three of the children who were living at Priut Almus, a children’s shelter in St. Petersburg, Russia, when author Robert Belenky began his visits in 1998. He returned many times during the next ten years. In Tales of Priut Almus he presents his interviews with children and staff as he participates in this humane and innovative shelter unusual in that it focused on preparing children to create and live in a democracy. Finally, we meet Almus’ founding director, enigmatic man of the theater, Mikhail Markarievich, who provided the courageous vision.

This looks like a wonderful read and I cant wait to dig into myself.  Once read I will post my review, in the mean time. enter here to receive a copy for yourself! Here’s How….

1.  Comment here with what you would name a Children’s Shelter if it was your job to name it

2.  Earn an additional entry by blogging or tweeting about this giveaway (leave link to that here on a separate comment

3.  Earn a 3rd chance to win by becoming a follower of this blog (leave this info hre if you are on a separate comment)

US entrants only please and no PO boxes.  Giveaway will end on September 4 and winner will be emailed and announced here.  ** Be sure you have left an email for me to be able to contact you.

Thanks everyone for your comments!  have fun!  🙂

42 thoughts on “Tales of Pruit Almus by Robert Belenky – Giveaway

  1. I will have to think about it-probably with a character from one of my favorite children’s books Charlotte’s Home from Charlotte’s Web or Cinderalla’s Castle-I know it would have lots of books. I have a good friend who adopted two children from Russia-it is interesting their church helped them so the older one is friends with another girl from the orphanage who was adopted by another family from the church, the younger one-says that it was all a bad dream and she never lived there. She refuses to speak Russian, while the older one will speak it with her friends-I love it that she lives in So Cal. and has a friend from the orphanage.

  2. I would name a children’d shelter either something like “The Home for Kindred Lost Children” or “St Joseph’s Safe Haven”. I change my mind all of the time, though but that’s what first comes to mind for a children’s shelter.


  3. I do not qualify for the giveaway but I just wanted to mention a children’s shelter I volunteered at a long time ago.It was for street children and here in SA there are a lot of them with no parents basically living on the streets and begging for money.The name of this home is The Twilight Children’s Home and it has done a lot to help.

    1. This is very interesting. I would love to hear more about this. I work wioth street kids in Honduras so this topic is dear to my heart. I love the name too!

  4. A Place Called Home….. I want to adopt olderchildren out of foster care so they do not age out of foster care

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