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The Winter War

(2008)
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When the Soviet Union invades its tiny neighbor Finland in November 1939, Marko volunteers to help the war effort. Even though his leg was weakened by polio, he can ski well, and he becomes a messenger on the front line, skiing in white camouflage through the forests at night. The dark forest is terrifying, and so are the odds against the Finns: the Russians have 4 times as many soldiers and 30 times as many planes. They have 3000 tanks, while the Finns have 30. But a tank is no help in the snowy forest - a boy on skis is. And the Russians don't know winter the way the Finns do, or what tough guerrilla warriors the Finns are. Marko teams up with another messenger, Karl. Gradually Marko learns that Karl's whole family was killed by the Russians. And Karl has a secret - he's really Kaari, a girl who joined up to get revenge for her family's deaths.

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February 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Winter War: A Novel
Author(s): William Durbin
ISBN: 0-385-74652-0 / 978-0-385-74652-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wendy Lamb Books
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February 2008 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Winter War: A Novel
Author(s): William Durbin
ISBN: 0-385-90889-X / 978-0-385-90889-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wendy Lamb Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

December 2008 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Winter War: A Novel
Author(s): William Durbin
Publisher: Wendy Lamb Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA