[bksvol-discuss] Re: a youth book I recommend for the collection

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Cindy, What’s the name of the book? Who’s the author?

Kathy Novak

From: Cindy Rosenthal
Sent: Monday, October 26, 2015 2:51 PM
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Subject: [bksvol-discuss] a youth book I recommend for the collection

I was looking for something else and came across this book for grades 3 - which
I plan to get from the library for myself to read (and will buy it for my
grandchildren. Here's the summary: 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 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. I can't find how many pages, and I did
see it's illustrated, but I don't think the illustrations have to be described
-- it's probably just pictures of kids and tehir sleds.

I'm sure it will be an easy proof for someone if someone is willing to scan it


P.S. one of the reviewers said it was a true story -- her greauncle was one
of the kids. She didn't know if teh part about teh boy throwing a snowball at
teh german offcer was true opr not--he didn't know-- buthe also said teh
shipping of teh gold to teh U.A. was a perilous journey but he couldn't tell
"even us" about that.

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