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Snow Treasure
Snow Treasure
Author: Marie McSwigan, Andre LaBlanc (Illustrator)
Based on a true story, Snow Treasure is a tale of heroism set in Norway during World War II.This amazing book, continuously in print since 1942, tells how brave schoolchildren outwitted the invading Nazis.To keep their country’s gold out of Nazi hands, the children sledded thirteen tons of gold bricks down the mountain to a waitin...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780590425377
ISBN-10: 0590425374
Publication Date: 4/1997
Pages: 156
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.

4.3 stars, based on 62 ratings
Publisher: Scholastic
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 6
Delightful and inspiring, this story of brave children who use their sleds to smuggle gold out of the country right under the noses of the Nazi soldiers is a must read.
cloverluv avatar reviewed Snow Treasure on + 129 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
Great book for kids about WWII. Not too scary or graphic but still has a message.
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Helpful Score: 2
Great title for kids to read when learning about WWII - it helps put them into that time period and experience it a little bit.
Another Ggreat title for this time period is 'Twenty and Ten' (also titled "The Secret Cave').
Cattriona avatar reviewed Snow Treasure on + 200 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
I read this book in my childhood, and was delighted to find that not only was it still available, it is still in print. The tale is a fun, adventurous read for children, but reading it as an adult, I realized what great risks the children were taking. Debate rages on as to whether these events ever took place, but it is a good story to introduce or remind children of other countries' involvement in WW II without being too scary. Recommended.
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My daughter liked how this book was about kids moving gold for their country. It was interesting to read about this time in history!
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My girls begged me to keep reading ever night. This was a great story!
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My whole family loves this book from my four year old to my husband and myself. An excellent, riveting story.
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Every child of Scandinavian descent must read this book. It is a story of courage and heroism that makes one proud to be Norwegian! A wonderful story!