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by Kirby Larson


From Newbery Honor author Kirby Larson, the moving story of a girl and her dog separated during WWII.

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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Copyright year 2014
ISBN-13 9780545416351
ISBN-10 0545416353
Class Copyright
Publisher Scholastic Incorporated
Subject Fiction;Juvenile Fiction
File Size 63 MB
Number of Pages 256
Shelf No. KV268
Grade Range 3 - 7
Ages 8 - 12
Lexile 570L