Shurik: A WWII Saga of the Siege of Leningrad

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During the Siege of Leningrad, a young Russian nurse finds Shurik, a near-starved orphan boy, in the rubble of a bombed-out apartment house. She saves him, cares for him, and submerges her feelings to protect him. Together, two victims of war create a family with enough love and sacrifice to endure seemingly endless hardships. Through lively, colorful characters and vivid details, Shurik unveils a WWII saga of unprecedented compassion and perserverance.

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During the Siege of Leningrad in World War II, a young Russian nurse finds Shurik, a near-starved orphan boy, in the rubble of a bombed-out apartment house. How she saves him, cares for him, and eventually submerges her feelings to give him a better life is half of the true story call Shurik. The other half details a boy's journey from a frightened orphan to a young adult capable of caring for others. Together, two victims of larger forces create a family with enough love and sacrifice to endure seemingly endless hardships.Through lively, colorful characters and vivid details, Shurik unveils a WWII saga of unprecedented compassion and perseverance. (51/4 X 81/4, 220 pages, b&w photos, maps)

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A deeply moving, beautifully written account of one of the epic struggles of modern times. -- Los Angeles Times

An impressive tribute to the tenacity of the human spirit. -- Saturday Review

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