So the whole operation stretched out to six weeks instead of three. Luckily, Uncle Victor and Rolls were right there and capture the soldier, taking him to the hidden boat. Some of my students just finished reading this as part of our HF unit. May 22, Alex not a dude Baugh rated it liked it Shelves: He was forced into a Nazi uniform, but really just wants to go with Uncle Victor to America.

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View snow treasure by marie mcswigan 5 comments. You will be intrigued from the start and will keep turning the pages to see if everyone makes it out alive!

Trivia About Snow Treasure. Alex May 25, at 9: The Upstairs Room Trophy Newbery. The Bommaa coasting motorship, became the Cleng Peersona fishing smack. I’ll admit, as I re-read the few few chapters I did fear that it might turn out to be worse than my memory of it. Nobody thought they could be defeated until Uncle Victor told Marke how the children of the village could fool the Treasurs. Seventy-two years after it first came out, Marie McSwigan’s Snow Treasure remains an exciting adventure story.


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 so that it never falls into the hands of the Nazis.

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The Book of Catholic Authors Write a customer review. Product details Age Range: This is a great adventure tale with a historical backdrop. Views Read Edit View history. It meant risking their country’s treasure—and their lives.

The book has just enough descri One of my own mid to late elementary school favorites Although these two books are based on actual events, they describe different missions that took place in Norway.

But I never forg I loved this book when I snow treasure by marie mcswigan a boy. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Is keeping the gold out of the hands of the Nazis worth the risk?

It’s inspiring to watch the children pull off their job. McSwigan wrote mcswiyan several Pittsburgh newspapers and worked in publicity for nsow area institutions, including Kennywood Park and the University of Pittsburgh, before in she devoted all of her time to writing.

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Each group took turns. I would say four out of five stars. They had to slip past Nazi guards with nine million dollars in gold hidden on their sleds. Otherwise, how the Norse children set about snow treasure by marie mcswigan the German forces of occupation is here reconstructed as well as possible from what brief facts were permitted.

This was a very interesting story based on a true incident from WWII. Although the main child rreasure is a twelve year old boy Peter Lundstromthere are other multi-aged village boys and girls all twelve and younger who participated in the mission with him. Oct 20, Marilyn rated it it was amazing.

The book is not a perfect literary gem, but the writing is compelling and amusing; and while easy for the younger ones to understand, still makes a great read for an adult interested in World War II.