Saving Zasha

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Scholastic Inc., 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 229 pages
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In post WWII Russia, one boy dares to save an entire race of outlawed dogs -- the German shepherd!

World War II has just ended when thirteen-year-old Mikhail finds a dying man and his German shepherd, Zasha, in the woods. It's dangerous -- some say traitorous -- to own a German dog after Germany attacked Russia, so Mikhail must keep Zasha a secret to keep her alive.

But Mikhail's rival, Katia, is determined to find the dog she is sure he's hiding. At the same time, a soldier named Dimitri is breeding a new Russian dog at a nearby farm. So many dogs were lost in combat, to starvation, and in the slaughter of German dogs that the country is in dire need of every kind of dog.
 

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User Review  - ewyatt - LibraryThing

When Mikhail and his family encounter Zasha, they decide they want to keep her. She's a beautiful German Shepard and that is a problem in Russian just after WWII has ended. The family faces threats ... Read full review

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User Review  - scote23 - LibraryThing

Russia, just after World War II ends. Dogs are very rare in Russia. They were either recruited for the army or killed because they were German. Although the war is over, there is still a lot of anti ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
9
Section 3
21
Section 4
26
Section 5
34
Section 6
40
Section 7
53
Section 8
65
Section 17
148
Section 18
154
Section 19
159
Section 20
169
Section 21
172
Section 22
178
Section 23
190
Section 24
197

Section 9
74
Section 10
88
Section 11
94
Section 12
106
Section 13
112
Section 14
122
Section 15
133
Section 16
142
Section 25
204
Section 26
212
Section 27
217
Section 28
227
Section 29
231
Section 30
233
Section 31
234
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About the author (2011)

Randi Barrow is an attorney and amateur historian, who has also published adult nonfiction. When dogs entered her life a dozen years ago, the effect was profound. SAVING ZASHA, her first children's book, was inspired and informed by her canine friends. Now a full-time writer, she lives in Los Angeles with her husband, musician/composer Arthur Barrow, and their Chihuahua mix companion, Manuel.

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