Istoria lui Razvan: A Novel for Children by Horia Corches
Istoria lui Razvan (The Story of Razvan) is a novel for children written by Horia Corches, based on an idea by Dragan Ibrahimovici. The novel was published in 2010 and has 17 chapters, each one focusing on a different historical figure or event from Romania's past. The novel follows the adventures of Razvan, a curious and imaginative boy who finds a box of old notebooks in his grandfather's attic. The notebooks belong to his grandfather, who used to write down everything he learned at school about history. Razvan decides to read the notebooks and travel back in time to meet the characters and witness the events that shaped Romania's history.
The novel is a mix of fiction and facts, as Razvan interacts with historical figures such as Mihai Viteazul (Michael the Brave), Vlad Tepes (Vlad the Impaler), Stefan cel Mare (Stephen the Great), Nicolae Ceausescu (the communist dictator), and others. He also learns about important moments such as the Dacian wars, the Ottoman invasions, the 1848 revolution, the Great Union of 1918, the World Wars, the communist regime, and the 1989 revolution. The novel aims to educate and entertain young readers, as well as to inspire them to learn more about their own history and culture.
The novel is available in PDF format online, and can be downloaded for free from various websites. The PDF file has 11 pages per chapter, making it easy to read on any device. The novel has also been illustrated by Alexandru Ciubotariu, a famous Romanian comic book artist. The illustrations add humor and color to the story, making it more appealing for children.
Istoria lui Razvan is a novel that celebrates Romania's rich and diverse history, as well as its people's courage and creativity. It is a novel that invites children to explore their own roots and identity, and to appreciate their heritage.
Reviews of Istoria lui Razvan
Istoria lui Razvan has received positive reviews from readers and critics alike, who praised the novel for its originality, humor, and educational value. The novel has been rated 3.79 out of 5 stars on Goodreads[^1^], based on 307 ratings and 11 reviews. Some of the comments from readers are:
\"O poveste despre prietenie, maturizare Èi nevoia de cunoaÈtere, \\\"Istoria lui RÄzvan\\\" Ãl urmÄreÈte, evident, pe elevul RÄzvan care descoperÄ vechiul caiet de istorie al bunicului Èi care, citindu-l, are impresia cÄ el ÃnsuÈi este martor la evenimentele descrise.\" (A story about friendship, growing up, and the need for knowledge, \"The Story of Razvan\" follows, obviously, the student Razvan who discovers his grandfather's old history notebook and who, reading it, has the impression that he himself is a witness to the events described.)
\"Istoria nu m-a fascinat niciodata prea tare, dar ce m-a facut mereu curioasa este modul in care este prezentata. Si cum inca nu am gasit o carte de istorie care sa ma atraga cu adevarat si sa ma faca sa vreau sa aflu mai multe despre trecutul nostru si al altor popoare, am zis sa incerc si aceasta carte. Si nu regret deloc alegerea facuta.\" (History never fascinated me too much, but what always made me curious is the way it is presented. And since I haven't found a history book that really attracts me and makes me want to find out more about our past and that of other peoples, I decided to try this book. And I don't regret my choice at all.)
\"O carte foarte frumoasÄ Èi interesantÄ pentru copii Èi nu numai. Am citit-o cu plÄcere Èi am aflat multe lucruri noi despre istoria RomÃniei Èi a lumii. Recomand cu drag!\" (A very beautiful and interesting book for children and not only. I read it with pleasure and learned many new things about the history of Romania and the world. I recommend it with love!)
The novel has also been featured on various websites and blogs dedicated to children's literature, such as Editura Arthur[^2^], Kumu[^3^], and Bucuria Lecturii. The reviewers highlighted the novel's ability to spark curiosity and imagination in young readers, as well as to teach them valuable lessons about history and life.
Istoria lui Razvan is a novel that has been appreciated by both children and adults, who enjoyed its creative and engaging approach to history. It is a novel that offers a fun and informative way to learn more about Romania's past and culture. 061ffe29dd