Finding Zasha

Finding Zasha

Book - 2013
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Randi Barrow is back with another gripping, heroic World War II story about a boy and his best friend, a German shepherd!

In 1941, the Germans began the long, bloody siege on Leningrad. During the chaos, twelve-year-old Ivan is sent to live with relatives when his mother's job is moved to the mountains. But it is a long and dangerous journey to get out of Leningrad.

After settling into a new town it falls under Nazi occupation and Ivan is picked by Axel Recht, an especially heinous soldier, to come work for the Nazis. One of Ivan's more pleasant tasks is to train Axel's dogs. Yet Ivan is determined to use his position to undermine the Nazis and rescue the dogs.

But Ivan underestimates Axel's attachment to Zasha and Thor, and soon finds himself being hunted by a ruthless soldier who will stop at nothing to get his dogs back.

As World War II rages around them, Ivan must find a way to hide from Axel, protect Zasha and Thor, avoid the constant barrage of deadly bombings, and survive in the devastating conditions of a city cut off from the world.

Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Scholastic Press, 2013.
ISBN: 9780545452182
Branch Call Number: J BAR
Characteristics: 343 p. : map ; 22 cm.


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A 13 year old boy Iran is taken by the Germans, to play music for their army. He then joins the partisans, he takes the head general's dogs with him as they escape. Iran goes with the dogs to his uncle's house to wait for the war to be over. - Katya, age 10

Jul 15, 2017

Way better than Saving Zasha. Way way better.

Feb 01, 2015

Very well written book, very enjoyable read. My son and I found this book written better than Saving Zasha. Very good.

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