Escape from Romania

by Louise Gherasim

Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 08/10/2004

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 92
ISBN : 9781418495749

About the Book

Escape from Romania is the story of a young boy of 10 who escapes with his mother from Romania during Ceausescu era.  It tells the adventures they had as they made their way out of Romania into Italy.  It is written for 4th/5th/grade level and strives to educate as well as entertain.

About the Author

Born and raised in Ireland, Louise Gherasim came to the United States in the late 50’s.  She is not retired after spending 35 years in the classroom teaching everything from art, music, history and philosophy to English language and literature.  She now lives in Oregon with her Romanian husband.  An accomplished writer with an elegant literary style, Louise has written numerous stories ser in Ireland and Romania.  Her objective is not only to entertain but also teach and instruct.


Louise knows Ireland through and through, its people and its history never fails to capture the spirit of that warm and enduring land.  She visited Romania and was immediately drawn to its people.  “There is quiet a remarkable resemblance between Ireland and Romania,” she declares.  “Both countries have known the high-handedness of the oppressor.  Both people shave borne the injustices and cruelties of the suppressed.  Both are countries with civilizations and cultures read older and nobler than their subjugators and both remained, despite all odds, true to their Christian faith and traditions.”