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A Boy, a Castle and a Dog

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A Boy, A Castle and A Dog

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A Boy, a Castle and a Dog is the author’s true and heartwarming story. Set in the aftermath of World War II and the Holocaust, it is a story of hope for all lonely children.

About the Author

Zvi Mann is an Israeli teacher and author. He was born as his parents (his father was the well-known Yiddish author Mendel Mann) fled from Poland into Russia just ahead of the Nazis as World War II was starting. Their amazing journey took the family to a Russian gulag, then to Berlin with the Russian army, from there to a castle in southern Germany under the protection of the American army, and finally, to Palestine. Oh yes, there is a dog in the story too, a dog that was lost and a dog that was found! The dog became the closest friend of this child who was swept up in devastating events that were beyond his understanding.

Details & Specs

  • Format: Paperback

  • Illustrations: Yes, by Wesley Lowe

  • Dimensions: 28 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.1 in

  • Published: November 20, 2018

  • Publisher: Inglewood Press

  • Language: English

  • ISBN - 13: 9780994986146


“I’m in grade 4, and we are studying World War II. this book helped me understand what happened and it was fun to read.” - Aiden, age 9  

“The length was good. It wasn’t too long, and I read it in one night. The author told a lot in a short length. It was a cool story. The boy and his parents got to live in a castle and there were different themes for the bedrooms like Chinese, African and Indian.  It was interesting how they escaped and then the kids saved their family from the Russian officer. It was cute when the dog came into the story. It helped me learn about World War II and what it was like to live at that time.” - Nathan, age 11

“Yes, three thumbs up! I thought it was really, really good. I loved the illustrations. I like when they were in the castle, and he met the dog. There's a lot of sad parts, but it was just right. The dog was my favourite. He was so cute and just a really good friend. I’d definitely read it again. - Lila, age 8