At the end of World War II, 13-year-old Mikhail finds a German shepherd in the Russian woods near his home. He calls her Zasha but must keep her a secret. Some may want to kill her because she's German and others may want to steal her. With most Russian dogs killed by combat or starvation-and German dogs slaughtered-there was a growing demand for good dogs. Living on a farm nearby, a soldier named Dimitri suspects Mikhail may be hiding a German shepherd and longs to include such a magnificent dog in a breeding program he is starting. But he'll be competing with armed thieves who are also on Zasha's trail. In this inspiring adventure, Mikhail struggles against daunting challenges to save his best friend Zasha, the last German shepherd in Russia. "Mikhail's first-person account will grab readers with the physical details of training and protecting his beloved pet ."-Booklist
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"In tones crafted to delight the whole family, Roger Mueller presents the tale of Zasha, a beautiful German shepherd found by two boys in post-WWII Russia. The target of thieves and potential euthanasia because of her perceived German heritage, Zasha must be hidden from all except her family. Throughout the performance, Mueller employs a light accent meant to convey a Russian dialect. This deft touch keeps the listeners' imaginations in that eastern European culture. At the same time, he maintains an upbeat and enthusiastic attitude throughout the story, subtly assuring his audience that a happy ending will ensue. Indeed it does, and listeners of all ages will be cheering for boys and dogs to the end. R.L.L. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award (c) AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine"
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