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Shadow on the Mountain

Shadow on the Mountain


Shadow on the Mountain

avaliações:
4.5/5 (8 avaliações)
Comprimento:
6 horas
Lançado em:
Jan 1, 2012
ISBN:
9781470340155
Formato:
Audiolivro

Descrição

Margi Preus has established herself as a preeminent voice in children’s literature with works like Newbery Honor Book Heart of a Samurai. In Shadow on the Mountain, Preus recounts the adventures of a teenage Norwegian boy during World War II. Young Espen defies occupying Nazi soldiers by becoming a spy for the Norwegian resistance movement. But he never expects the consequences of one small mistake - and what it will mean for his future.

Lançado em:
Jan 1, 2012
ISBN:
9781470340155
Formato:
Audiolivro


Sobre o autor

Margi Preus is the author of Celebritrees and The Peace Bell, which School Library Journal praised for its "[m]essage of peace between nations...eloquently conveyed." She writes plays and children’s books in Duluth, Minnesota.

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  • (5/5)
    A thrilling, fast-paced historical novel recounting the adventures of a 14-year-old Norwegian boy with the resistance movement during the German occupation. Based on real people and actual events, this is a gripping story full of action, suspense, and superb detail.
  • (5/5)
    Shadow on the Mountain recounts the adventures of a 14-year-old Norwegian boy named Espen during World War II. After Nazi Germany invades and occupies Norway, Espen and his friends are swept up in the Norwegian resistance movement. Espen gets his start by delivering illegal newspapers, then graduates to the role of courier and finally becomes a spy, dodging the Gestapo along the way. During five years under the Nazi regime, he gains—and loses—friends, falls in love, and makes one small mistake that threatens to catch up with him as he sets out to escape on skis over the mountains to Sweden.Preus incorporates archival photographs, maps, and other images to tell this story based on the real-life adventures of Norwegian Erling Storrusten, whom Preus interviewed in Norway.
  • (4/5)
    Based on the real-life adventures of Norwegian resistance fighter Erling Storrusten, this historical fiction tale brings the battle with the Nazis to life. Espen is 14 when the Nazis invade Norway. Some of his friends decide to join the Hitler Youth movement, but others shy away from that. Espen begins his resistance activities by delivering newspapers (which the Nazis have announced are now illegal), and later becomes a courier, bringing notes and retrieving things for the resistance. One harrowing scene has him skiing deep into the forests to a remote cabin, to retrieve a pistol accidentally left by a spy. Espen becomes a spy in his own right, and eventually has to be smuggled out of the country. Like Shades of Gray, this tells a little-known part of World War II, and I enjoyed the everyday heroism of those who found ways to stand up to the Nazis (not to mention get around them, undermine them, and blow up their bomb factories). Lots of maps, archival photos and other interesting tidbits make these short chapters exciting and a great read for 7th grade and up.
  • (4/5)
    Espen, a teenager during WWII is a idealistic Norwegian boy, one who will do anything to thwart the Nazi's. He begins by delivering illegal newspapers, then progressing to a courier and then spy. The book spans a period, the length of the Nazi regime in Norway.I think this is a book that will appeal to a pre-teen audience. It has adventure, and explores the question of friendship through adversity. I thought it was poorly written at times, the author skipped around, jumped in time and provided little information about the in-between times. The author also used multiple points of view, which was distracting at times. Despite its flaws, I did find the book interesting and the characters endearing.
  • (4/5)
    This book is based on a true story of a young Norwegian's experiences as a member of the Resisitance during WWII. This is a perspective that we don't ever hear in our history lessons in school.
  • (3/5)
    After the Nazis took over Norway, the Norwegians organized resistance. This is the fictionalized story of a real-life teen who took part in the resistance until he was discovered and forced to flee by ski to Sweden.
  • (4/5)
    I remember reading The Snow Treasure (McSwiggle) when I was a child about how Norwegian children snuck the King’s gold out of Norway under the eyes of the Nazis. Here’s another memorable book, based on an historical event. Fourteen year old Espen joins the Resistance. How does he know who to trust. How can he not put his family in danger? Lots of adventure in this book as he helps the Norwegians resist the Nazi regime. (Middle grades)
  • (4/5)
    Shadow on the Mountain recounts the life of a Norwegian boy named Espen during World War II. After Nazi Germany invades and occupies Norway, Espen and his friends are swept up in the Norwegian resistance movement. During five years under the Nazi remgime, Espen gains and loses much while growing into a strong man.Margi Preus combines actual events with those of the character Espen and his family. Giving a face and emotion to what happened and why some chose to resist or support the Nazi's in Norway. All the characters were well developed and you could empathize with their decisions and choices. I really enjoyed reading this novel and would recommend it to all ages.