Saving Zasha

Saving Zasha

by Randi Barrow
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Saving Zasha by Randi Barrow


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.
Dimitri, too, has suspicions of Zasha's existance, and would like nothing more than to add her to his breeding program. He'll have to compete with the armed dog thieves who are also on her trail.
Mikhail's inspiring journey to save his best friend, the last German shepherd in Russia, forces him to face some of life's hardest lessons about war, hate, forgiveness, hope, love, and man's best friend.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780545206334
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 01/01/2013
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 201,415
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

About the Author


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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Saving Zasha [With Earbuds] 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 40 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The child's understand the difficulties to the people on war reflected in these beautiful dog
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My 6th grade students have loved reading Saving Zasha. They have asked multiple questions about WWII and about Russia during this time period. They have completed and shared independent research based on the questions raised during discussion. Most importantly I have witnessed true engagement from struggling and reticent readers. This book has sparked a potential love for reading and for how good writing can impact others. Imagine students asking "How did the author get the ideas to write this book?" Saving Zasha lends itself to multiple teaching strategies including working with students to identify the speaker of dialogue when no tag is given. Some of these students have reading disabilities so I have prepared a character reference sheet, questions for each chapter, as well as a list of multisyllabic words for decoding review then used these same words for review of base words of new vocabulary. Saving Zasha touches the hearts of many students and inspires them to deepen their understanding. Saving Zasha is a keeper. I plan to purchase the prequel and the sequel when it is published. Saving Zasha will become one of my most recommended books for my students.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book when I was about 11.. its been five years now and I still love it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My favorite books could not stop reading them. Hope author will write what happens next!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book and the first one they are amazing
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best book ever
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book so much
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Saving Zasha is a very well-written story, with many exciting moments. However, i, and i assume most readers felt this way too, was looking a great deal forward to what happened with ivan and his friends and mother. It is unfair of the author to offer no true end to the story. Everyone likes a little clif hanger, but this left too much out! If you found Finding Zasha ennjoyable, you may like to try this one, but do not be upset or surprised if you find yourself utterly dissapointed with the story. I hope to see a third book from this author, as the books do show some potential, but until then i will most likely remain dissapointed with this book ;) :DDDD
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome i read the first one and it was epic i hate axel
JenRN99 More than 1 year ago
My son asked if this book was on Nook, he read it a school & loved it. Wish it was available for Nook.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
BEST BOOK EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
That wad a really good book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ivlove this one and the first one i love hatchet to what good books i am right give me a hail yeah.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love the book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I heard thire was a second bookto saving zasha but any wase i loved this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the my most fav. Book ever in my life and i know,but if you liked that then you should read finding zasha ,thats my fav too.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book in 7th grade. It was amazing. Some parts made me cry. S if u have never read thus book before, u have to read it now. This is probably the best book i have ever read. Including the maximum ride series. Thise books were amazing. Inly made it through 3 books. But they were amaze. Read savibg zasha. It qill change ur life. It is also a russian german shepard. And i love animals and books about animals. That is why i like this book and every animal books i have read for the past 15 years. For the rest of my life, i will read about animals. Every animal that exists on this planet. Rate and comment. Again. Reas this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was adorable but zasha just dissapears
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In this book you will find heart-warming and heart-breaking lines and sentences.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read the first book and i loved it! Im sure i will love this one also.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome book best book ever
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read finding zasha (suporing to know im only in 5th grade!) and it is a little upsetting with what ivan did to zash and to thor so im a little afraid to read saving zasha. Should i. And im a girl so my feelings can be upset easaly. So somebody tell me if it is a good idea for me to read it.