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The Genius Under the Table: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain

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The Genius Under the Table: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain

By  Eugene Yelchin , Illustrated By  Eugene Yelchin
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An Association of Jewish Libraries Sydney Taylor Honor Winner

With a masterful mix of comic timing and disarming poignancy, Newbery Honoree Eugene Yelchin offers a memoir of growing up in Cold War Russia.


Drama, family secrets, and a KGB spy in his own kitchen! How will Yevgeny ever fulfill his parents’ dream that he become a national hero when he doesn’t even have his own room? He’s not a star athlete or a legendary ballet dancer. In the tiny apartment he shares with his Baryshnikov-obsessed mother, poetry-loving father, continually outraged grandmother, and safely talented brother, all Yevgeny has is his little pencil, the underside of a massive table, and the doodles that could change everything. With equal amounts charm and solemnity, award-winning author and artist Eugene Yelchin recounts in hilarious detail his childhood in Cold War Russia as a young boy desperate to understand his place in his family.

Eugene Yelchin is the co-author and illustrator of the 2018 National Book Award Finalist The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge, co-written with M. T. Anderson. A Tomie dePaola Illustrator Award Winner, he also received a Newbery Honor for his novel Breaking Stalin’s Nose. Born in Leningrad, Russian-American Eugene Yelchin now lives in Topanga, California, with his family.

ISBN: 9781536215526

ISBN-10: 9781536215526

Publisher: Candlewick

Publication Date: 10/12/2021 - 12:00am

On Sale: 10/12/2021 - 12:00am

Pages: 208

Language: English

Categories

Juvenile Nonfiction / Art / Drawing

Juvenile Nonfiction / Biography & Autobiography / Art

Juvenile Nonfiction / Family