For twelve-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. Download and start listening now!