Dash (Dogs of World War II) by Larson, Kirby (#0806WZ4)


Dash (Dogs of World War II)

by Larson, Kirby
Paperback Scholastic Inc., 2016


From the Publisher

Although Mitsi Kashino and her family are swept up in the wave of anti-Japanese sentiment following the attack on Pearl Harbor, Mitsi never expects to lose her home -- or her beloved dog, Dash. But, as World War II rages and people of Japanese descent are forced into incarceration camps, Mitsi is separated from Dash, her classmates, and life as she knows it. The camp is a crowded and unfamiliar place, whose dusty floors, seemingly endless lines, and barbed wire fences begin to unravel the strong Kashino family ties. With the help of a friendly neighbor back home, Mitsi remains connected to Dash in spite of the hard times, holding on to the hope that the war will end soon and life will return to normal. Though they've lost their home, will the Kashino family also lose their sense of family? And will Mitsi and Dash ever be reunited?

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Product Details
  • Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
  • Publication Date: May 10, 2016
  • Format: Paperback
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Dewey: -Fic-
  • Classifications: Fiction
  • Description: 243 pages ; 22 cm
  • ISBN-10: 0-545-41636-1
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-545-41636-8
  • Follett Number: 0806WZ4
  • Interest Level: 3-6
  • Reading Level: 3.9
  • ATOS Book Level: 3.9
  • AR Interest Level: MG
  • AR Points: 6
  • AR Quiz: 169246EN
  • Reading Counts Level: 3.3
  • Reading Counts Points: 12
  • Lexile: 570L