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For 12-year-old Peter Lundstrom, the Norwegian winter of 1940 begins like any other. When he isn't in school, he spends the cold days outside, going sledding in the deep snow of his mountain village....
For 12-year-old Peter Lundstrom, the Norwegian winter of 1940 begins like any other. When he isn't in school, he spends the cold days outside, going sledding in the deep snow of his mountain village....
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  • For 12-year-old Peter Lundstrom, the Norwegian winter of 1940 begins like any other. When he isn't in school, he spends the cold days outside, going sledding in the deep snow of his mountain village. But all around him, the adults are talking about the war that is raging through much of Europe. One day Uncle Victor warns that German soldiers will invade soon. He believes they will try to steal the bank's gold bullion. But he has a daring plan to protect the treasure. The only trouble is—it relies on Peter and his friends. Will the village children be able to fool the suspicious Nazis? Marie McSwigan's exciting Snow Treasure is based on the tale a Norwegian ship captain told as he unloaded a cargo of gold in Baltimore. Though the children and the village were never identified, the story is thought to be true by many. Narrator John McDonough's stirring performance captures the tension and adventure as Peter and his friends risk their lives to help their country.

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  • AudioFile Magazine This beautiful and thrilling story written in 1942 is set in Norway. As the Nazis move closer to the country, it is decided that something must be done to keep Norwegian gold from the enemy. Children are the only ones who can go about their daily lives without arousing suspicion. Narrator McDonough uses restraint as he retells this compelling story about REAL heros and heroines. The pace of the story and McDonough's style keep the listener on edge as the children hide gold bricks in the snowmen they are building right under the German noses. McDonough's mature and accentless voice is perfect since the story is filled with many nationalities and ages. A superb choice for older children and anyone interested in WWII lore. S.G.B. (c) AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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