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read & download ´ eBook or Kindle ePUB à Annemarie OBrien Rything when she reveals the truth about her visions Now she must save Zar her favorite borzoi and the one she raised from birth from a hungry pack of wolves Only then can she find her own extraordinary destiny. Lara is the daughter of the kennel steward She has been trained since birth to take over once her father retires Her father desperately hopes for a boy to carry on the tradition and doesn't really want Lara to be the steward Lara loves the dogs they breed the famed Russian borzoi and one day wants to have a dog fine enough for the czar Lara also has a secret She has visions related to the dogs Her father wants her to stop having visions and to keep them a secret But what if her visions may save the dogs or her fatherI liked the historical aspect of this story and the fact that I learned something new I had never heard of borzoi or of their significance in Russia I thought O'Brien got a lot of the historical prejudices perfect in the story as well My only issues were the visions and the uick turn around of the ending There was no explanation for the visions and since the story was pretty straight forward historical fiction other than them I found them a little out of place The ending just seemed too abrupt a change for the rest of the story

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review Laras Gift Ô eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Young Lara is being groomed in the family tradition to take over as Count Voronstov's next kennel steward breeding borzoi dogs worthy of the Tsar But then Lara's baby brother is born and she finds herself supplanted as her father decides to make her brother the next kennel steward Going against h Young Lara is being groomed in the family tradition to take over as Count Voronstov's next kennel steward breeding borzoi dogs worthy of the Tsar But then Lara's baby brother is born and she finds herself suppl. I have read an advance copy of this book due out from Knopf in the fall 2013 and know the author so admit some bias but LARA’S GIFT is simply classic children’s literature The reader is immersed in the world of Tsarist Russia at the turn of the 20th century as well as in the tumultuous life of Lara and her family in a rural Russian village Lara’s father is in charge of the Count’s kennels and cares for the noble Borzois who are bred to hunt wolves Lara has a gift not only with the dogs but also that she gets encouraging or terrifying glimpses of the future In a man’s world she wants nothing than to be allowed to be the next kennel master doing what she loves but her father won’t hear of it especially once Lara gets a new baby brother A special friendship might it become with the charming Count’s son who shares Lara’s love for the dogs may help her achieve her goal This story is both old fashioned and thoroughly modern with action romance and really scary wolves A fabulous read for ages 10 and up

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Laras GiftAnted as her father decides to make her brother the next kennel steward Going against her father's wishes and becoming increasingly sure of her special gift of understanding these incredible dogs Lara risks eve. What a lovely Russian middle grade novel about a young peasant girl Lara who helps her father with raising Borzoi hunting dogs She bonds with the runt of a litter of pups named Zar and while she believes Zar could be a great hunting dog her father feels he is not up to par with the other dogs Not to mention with the birth of Lara's baby brother things shift and she is no longer able to work with the dogs and must attend her mother and baby brother apprenticing under her mother and there's talk of finding a suitable husband for Lara However when Zar ends up being the top hunting dog Lara believed him to be and becomes a noble hero Lara is allowed to remain working alongside her father and the dogs she loves I truly enjoyed this novel about family traditions growing up finding one's voice and finding one's place in the world