Snow Treasure

Snow Treasure In the bleak winter of Nazi troops parachuted into Peter Lindstrom s tiny Norwegian village and held it captive Nobody thought the Nazis could be defeateduntil Uncle Victor told Peter how the ch

  • Title: Snow Treasure
  • Author: Marie McSwigan
  • ISBN: 9780590425377
  • Page: 385
  • Format: Paperback
  • In the bleak winter of 19 0, Nazi troops parachuted into Peter Lindstrom s tiny Norwegian village and held it captive Nobody thought the Nazis could be defeateduntil Uncle Victor told Peter how the children could fool the enemy It was a dangerous plan They had to slip past Nazi guards with nine million dollars in gold hidden on their sleds It meant risking their countrIn the bleak winter of 19 0, Nazi troops parachuted into Peter Lindstrom s tiny Norwegian village and held it captive Nobody thought the Nazis could be defeated until Uncle Victor told Peter how the children could fool the enemy It was a dangerous plan They had to slip past Nazi guards with nine million dollars in gold hidden on their sleds It meant risking their country s treasure and their lives This classic story of how a group of children outwitted the Nazis and sent the treasure to America has captivated generations of readers.

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    1. Based on a true story, this World War II novel would be considered historical fiction now, but when it was published, it was about an incident that occurred just two years before. Children in Norway helped to move gold bars to a ship, which took the gold to the U.S. to keep it out of the hands of the Nazis. This edge-of-your-seat tale is tightly written and is sure to be of interest to any 4th-7th graders who like adventure stories. In fact, Snow Treasure was chosen for its Alameda County Librar [...]

    2. One of my favorite childhood books. I first read this when I was eight or nine, and recently re-read it. More than 35 years didn't dim in the least my pleasure with this robust and realistic kids' adventure, set in Norway in the early days of World War II. The story: As Nazi Germans begin to occupy Norway in the winter of 1940, leaders in the town of Riswyk fear that the enemy will gets its hands on the gold bullion — tens of millions of kroners' worth — that make up the financial foundation [...]

    3. I loved this book when I was a boy. It really captured my imagination, and stayed there. Nor was I the only one; I know several others who also loved that book. That's not too surprising; it was very popular in schools when I was young, and there were a lot of copies floating around.I read it once a year or so until I was in my late teens. Some time in my 20s I picked up a copy, but eventually it ended up in a box down in my basement; it's still there, if it hasn't disintegrated.But I never forg [...]

    4. This is possibly the first book I ever read about World War II. It's funny and exciting, and the kids are heroes in a realistic way. My fourth grade class read it, a couple of years later, and I remember that both boys and girls really enjoyed it.

    5. This was a delightful, interesting story. I read this one with my Madison (14) who hung on each word. 🤗

    6. This was a delightful as well as an interesting historical read. The invasion of Norway by Nazi troops is not a story well-known, at least by Americans. We found this glimpse into a lesser known facet of the Second World War to be fascinating.Young Peter Lundstrom and his friends are not especially worried about the war coming to Norway - until Peter's uncle comes home early from fishing and begins to organize construction of air-raid shelters. More importantly to Peter, his father, a bank emplo [...]

    7. I read this out loud to my kids and it was a intriguing adventure story based on a potentially true event during WW2 in Norway and the rescue of gold through the sleds of children. We all loved it and were inspired by the courage and perseverance of the children in this story.

    8. My childhood favorite! Brilliant story of children bravely resisting their Nazi occupiers in a winter wonderland.

    9. This review is also posted at The Children's WarOne day they weren't there and the next day, Norway was swarming with Nazis, even up by the cold, cold Arctic Circle in the little town of Riswyk, where winter lasts for most of the year. But just before their arrival;, Peter Lundstrom, 12 almost 13, knows that something is up among the adults in Riswyk.His father, a banker, and Uncle Victor, a fisherman, and other townsmen have devised a plan to get Norway's gold out of the country and to America [...]

    10. Do you have a favorite children's book, one that has always stayed with you? Snow Treasure by Marie McSwigan is a favorite of three generations in my family. I just reread if for the oddest reason. I'm doing a brown bag lunch in a couple weeks. The topic is "The World at War", and I'm featuring books about World War I and World War II. And, I have to say, Snow Treasure remains one of my favorite novels about World War II.When I was a kid, the edition I read said Snow Treasure was based on a true [...]

    11. A wonderful, exciting story! Very refreshing to hear a children's book again. :) I loved that for the most part this is a true story. Children going right under the noses of the Nazi guards taking all the country's gold(worth millions) out of the country. Such a good story!!

    12. A book I had read as a child. I assigned it to my students for their Book Clubbut as I met to discuss with them, I couldn't remember enough of the book to make intelligent comments and as I was grading their assignments I was clueless. So I decided I needed to re-read the book.3.5 stars. This is a fun and engaging WWII fiction story. It is based on a true story (or a legend that is believed to be true), but the fragments of the true story were very sparse so this story is mostly created by the a [...]

    13. My sixth grade teacher read us this book. I loved it and could hardly wait for our after lunch reading time to find out what happened next. I read it many, many times after that and have read it to my children. A great story!

    14. A book I’m currently reading made me remember this book that I read in elementary school, so I had to track it down.

    15. Snow Treasure takes place during the beginning of WW11. It is in Norway and it takes place right after Germany invaded Poland. Peter a young boy that is twelve, lives in Norway with his mom, dad, younger ten year old sister, and his friends. He has a normal everyday life like every other 12 year old boy. One winter he was playing in the snow with his friends Michael and Helga, and his younger sister, Lovisa. He saw his Uncle Victor which was weird, because Victor usually only came when the snow [...]

    16. It is 1940 when the Nazis invade Norway. Peter Lundstrom is only twelve, but he's about to become part of the grownup world. His father is a banker and is working with other leaders in the town to try and outwit the Nazis by smuggling the country’s gold bullion to a safe place. Luckily, Peter’s Uncle Victor is a sea captain who plans to sail the gold to America. The plan depends on Peter and the other children taking the gold from the top of the mountains to the fjord below. Sledding the gol [...]

    17. I first read this book perhaps thirty-five or forty years ago. The fact that it has stuck with me all that time is an endorsement in itself, for I had not read it for several decades at least and yet I remembered it well enough to purchase it for my son.At the dawn of World War II, a courageous band of Norwegian villagers is faced with a dilemma: how can they move their country's gold out of reach of the Nazis? A spy ring of children, organized by a fisherman, works out a solution. They will spi [...]

    18. The book "Snow Treasure" by Marie McSwigan is a historical-fiction book about a boy named Peter that had to save his country of Norway because the Germans were invading them. Peter, his friend Michael, and other kids in their school have to hide all of Norway's gold so that his uncle Victor can store it in a safe place from the Germans. Will Peter and his friends succeed in burying the gold so the Germans can't find it?I picked this book up because it looked very interesting. My first thought wa [...]

    19. This is a wonderful YA book that pairs well with "Number the Stars." by Lois Lowry. "Snow Treasure" unravels the heroic story of a group of school children during the Nazi occupation of Norway of WWII. They transport the gold bullion from a local bank to a carefully camouflaged ship that awaits in a fjord. The children haul the bricks of bullion tied on their sleds. Under the guise of play, their heroic adventure repeats itself day after day for several weeks. On daily encounters with the German [...]

    20. In the bleak winter of 19 0, Nazi troops parachuted into Peter Lindstrom's tiny Norwegian village and held it captive. Nobody thought the Nazis could be defeated--until Uncle Victor told Peter how the children could fool the enemy. It was a dangerous plan. They had to slip past Nazi guards with nine million dollars in gold hidden on their sleds. It meant risking their coun.In the bleak winter of 19 0, Nazi troops parachuted into Peter Lindstrom's tiny Norwegian village and held it captive. Nobod [...]

    21. This book is the story of Norwegian children moving by sled the treasure of their town's gold to a ship sailing to the U.S. for safekeeping during the Nazi occupation of Norway. Written for children it is never the less a worthwhile read for anyone interested in this era and gives insight into the bavery of children and townspeople who risked their lives to resist the tyranny of the Nazis who occupied their beloved Norway. It is based on fact with a few changes in detail to protect those involve [...]

    22. I recommend this book to anybody who likes a good adventure. Peter Lundstrom never thought he would become a hero. But that bleak winter of 1940 was like no other. Nazi troops parachuted into Peter's tiny village and held it captive. Nobody thought they could be defeated until Uncle Victor told Peter how the children of the village could fool the Nazi's. It was a dangerous plan. Peter and his friends had to slip past Nazi guards with nine million dollars in gold hidden on their sleds. It meant r [...]

    23. Full review: books-n-music/201. I remember reading this book when I was about 9 or 10. I loved it then! And I liked it now and can see why it appealed to me at that age. I wanted to reread and review it, then send it off to my grandchildren! A good story of adventure and smuggling--done by children! It's not as heavy-handed nor unrealistic as you might imagine. I think what appeals to children is that the children are such heroes!

    24. The story of a group of school children who live in Norway during the Nazi occupation of Germany under worried that their country's wealth will be stolen if the Nazis invade their country. They devise a way to transport all of the gold from their main bank to a secret cave and later to a boat, where it can be brought to another country and kept safe

    25. This story is about Peter Lindstrum and his town Riesvick, which has an enormous stash of gold, and when Germans invade, their top priority is to hide the gold somehow. Peter's Uncle Victor knows what to do; he wants the children to bring the gold to his ship on their sleds so he can take it to America. by Wesley, grade 05

    26. This book is such a gem! I love that it looks at World War II from a different vantage point, and primarily from the children's eyes. Well written! My entire family could kept asking for one more page. Myself included!!!

    27. I've read this book 3 or four times, but it never gets old. I love the action writing style and the whole premise, hiding gold from the Nazis. I love the bravery of these kids and their Norwegian resourcefulness. And the ending is so bittersweet. Overall, a permanent favorite.

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