Dash (Dogs of World War II) (Hardcover)

By Kirby Larson

Scholastic Press, 9780545416351, 256pp.

Publication Date: August 26, 2014

List Price: 17.99*
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Description

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?


About the Author

Kirby Larson is the acclaimed author of the 2007 Newbery Honor book Hattie Big Sky; its sequel, Hattie Ever After; The Friendship Doll; Dear America: The Fences Between Us; Duke; Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction winner Dash; Liberty; Audacity Jones to the Rescue; and its sequel Audacity Jones Steals the Show. She has also co-written the award-winning picture books Two Bobbies: A True Story of Hurricane Katrina, Friendship, and Survival and Nubs: The True Story of a Mutt, a Marine, and a Miracle. She lives in Washington with her husband and Winston the Wonder Dog.


Praise For Dash (Dogs of World War II)

Praise for Dash:



Winner of the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction



A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year



*"Emotionally satisfying and thought-provoking." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review



*"[A] trenchant novel." -- Publishers Weekly, starred review



"Historical fiction at its best." -- School Library Journal



Praise for Duke:



*"Exceptionally well-crafted and emotionally authentic." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review



*"[An] incisive tale of loyalty, patriotism, sacrifice, and bravery." -- Publishers Weekly, starred review



"A good example of how bravery comes in all shapes, sizes -- and breeds." -- Booklist





Praise for Dear America: The Fences Between Us:



"Larson deftly folds historical detail into Piper's lively diary entries, which describe her friendships, first romance, and school dramas as well as her view of the subsequent internment of Japanese Americans and the prejudice against sympathizers." -- Booklist



"Larson does an excellent job recreating the tension Piper feels. . . . [a] well-researched novel." -- VOYA



Praise for Hattie Big Sky:



A Newbery Honor Recipient



*"[An] engaging historical novel... [Larson] creates a richly textured novel full of memorable characters." -- Booklist, starred review



*"Larson... create[s] a masterful picture of the homesteading experience and the people who persevered." -- School Library Journal, starred review



"Refreshing." -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books



*"This emotionally satisfying and thought-provoking book will have readers pulling for Mitsi and Dash"- KIRKUS REVIEWS, starred review


*"Despite the hurdles Mitsi faces, hope, resourcefulness, and a new friend help this relatable heroine triumph." -PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, starred review