Shurik: A WWII Saga of the Siege of Leningradby Kyra Petrovskaya Wayne
During the Siege of Leningrad in World War II, a young Russian nurse finds Shurik, a near-starved orphan boy, in the rubble of a bombed-out apartment house. How she saves him, cares for him, and eventually submerges her feelings to give him a better life is half of the true story call Shurik. The other half details a boy's journey from a frightened orphan to a young adult capable of caring for others. Together, two victims of larger forces create a family with enough love and sacrifice to endure seemingly endless hardships.Through lively, colorful characters and vivid details, Shurik unveils a WWII saga of unprecedented compassion and perseverance. (51/4 X 81/4, 220 pages, b&w photos, maps)
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