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Free doc ¹ reader Finding Zasha ✓ 9780545452182 ´ Randi Barrow is back with another gripping heroic World War II story about a boy and his best friend a German shepherdIn 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 jobUt 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 pleasant tasks is to train Alex's dogs Yet Ivan is determined to use his position to undermine the Nazis and rescue the dogs But Ivan underestimates Axel's attac This is a powerful book about a boy who wants to do what he can for his people Ivan has to grow up uickly but he faces each challenge with bravery The characters in the story are all well developed and I can easily picture them This book deals with World War II and the effects that it had on the residents of Russia Reading about Ivan’s drive to get his homeland back and the courageous acts he takes part in to help others makes this a great book for anyone in fifth and older The details of the time period come alive and you have a better understanding of how difficult life was for everyone even kids I learned a lot about WWII and I loved seeing the characters work together toward a common goal It is amazing what can be accomplished when we work together At the end of the book the author includes notes about her research I liked reading the notes because it helped me to see what was real and what was made up This story touched my heart I look forward to reading the second book in this series as I have heard Saving Zasha is even action packed Take a journey back in time with Ivan You will want to help others and you will also be thankful for all that you have

Finding ZashaUt 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 pleasant tasks is to train Alex's dogs Yet Ivan is determined to use his position to undermine the Nazis and rescue the dogs But Ivan underestimates Axel's attac This is a powerful book about a boy who wants to do what he can for his people Ivan has to grow up uickly but he faces each challenge with bravery The characters in the story are all well developed and I can easily picture them This book deals with World War II and the effects that it had on the residents of Russia Reading about Ivan’s drive to get his homeland back and the courageous acts he takes part in to help others makes this a great book for anyone in fifth and older The details of the time period come alive and you have a better understanding of how difficult life was for everyone even kids I learned a lot about WWII and I loved seeing the characters work together toward a common goal It is amazing what can be accomplished when we work together At the end of the book the author includes notes about her research I liked reading the notes because it helped me to see what was real and what was made up This story touched my heart I look forward to reading the second book in this series as I have heard Saving Zasha is even action packed Take a journey back in time with Ivan You will want to help others and you will also be thankful for all that you have

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Finding Zasha ¹ Randi Barrow is back with another gripping heroic World War II story about a boy and his best friend a German shepherdIn 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 o Of course after reading Saving Zasha we all wondered where she really came from and who was the German soldier she was with Well Randi Barrow has written a preuel that pretty much answers those two uestionsFinding Zasha begins with the September 1941 Siege of Leningrad When German soldiers surround the city and cut off all supply lines life becomes difficult for everyone living in Leningrad including Ivan 12 and his mother a factory worker There is never enough food or heat and people are dying of starvation all over the cityWhen her apartment is hit by a bomb an elderly neighbor called Auntie by everyone moves in with them and begins to teach Ivan how to survive under siege lesson she learned in WWI As winter comes on and the blockade holds the three survive on the cans of beans Auntie had hidden away Then one day Ivan's mother announces that her job is moving to the Ural Mountains for safety and she must go with it but without IvanIt is decided that Ivan will go live with his Uncle Boris and Auntie will live with her sister in law Galina as soon as the ice road across the frozen miles long Lake Ladoga can hold the weight of transport trucks and they can leave Leningrad In January the ice is finally thick enough and Ivan and Auntie set out on their journey When no one meets them on the other side of the lake they are fortunate enough to be offered a ride by a friendly sleigh ownerAt last they arrive at Galina's home and Ivan settles in there for a few days before going on to Uncle Boris He meets Polina a girl about his age who seems to know every nook and cranny of the area It turns out that Polina along with Galina and now Auntie are working as partisans under the leadership of Petr and along with other villagers This is right up Ivan's alley and he too joins the partisans staying at Galina's instead of traveling on to Uncle BorisNot long after this the Germans arrive Ivan has been playing his concertina for Auntie and Galina's pleasure and as the Germans roll in their commander Major Axel Recht comes to the door to listen to Ivan play With him are two German Shepard puppies And when Commander Recht leaves he takes Ivan with him Now basically imprisoned in the makeshift Nazi headuarters it is Ivan's hope to discover useful information he pass on the the partisans Luckily the cruel animal trainer who is to teach the puppies to hate and kill Russians gets news that his son has been injured in fighting and leaves immediately to be by his side Ivan convinces the commander that he has experience training dogs and can do the job And of course Ivan begins to plot how he can get the puppies Zasha and Thor away from Recht's cruelty This won't be easy Recht is a sadistic vengeful man who loves his whip And when he forces Ivan to watch a German soldier being whipped for a minor breach the full extent of his cruelty becomes apparentBut Ivan's plan of escape may happen sooner that he expects when Recht and his soldiers must leave the village soon to go help in the fighting at Tikhvin where things are not going well for the Germans Can Ivan succeed in escaping Recht with both of his prize doc ´ Finding Zasha ¹ Randi Barrow

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Randi Barrow ¹ Finding Zasha eBook Hment 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 worl What a wonderful gem Finding Zasha turned out to be I was drawn to the book because my German Shepherd's name is Sasha and the story sounded interesting The story is about a 12 year old boy who lives with his mother in 1941 Lenigrad when the Nazis begin to occupy the city The boy evacuates with his Auntie while his mother is sent to work in the factories being moved to the mountains The boy arrives at a small village where he encounters an evil Nazi colonel who has two German Shepherd puppies named Thor and Zasha While living in the village he joins the partisans the underground rebels fighting the Nazis The story is beautifully told I believe this is a preuel to the book Saving Zasha so that will be next