Thursday, June 11, 2009

Book of the Week Pick: Snow Treasure (Great Summer Reading)

It may seem as though all of my book picks are in the genre of historical fiction, but I'm really more diverse in my reading that it appears. However, for this week's book of the week pick, I'm still choosing Snow Treasure, by Marie McSwigan, since it has long been a favorite of our entire family.

Set during World War II, Snow Treasure is the story of several Norwegian children whose lives are shaken by the Nazi invasion. As the Nazis invade, the small group of children from Riswyk find it necessary to risk their own lives in a daring plan to keep the gold of Norway out of enemy hands by sledding it down the mountain under the very noses of the invaders. Will the snow hold long enough for them to accomplish the task? Will the children be found out? Who is the Nazi soldier who has been seen poking around the village so often? You'll have to read to find out, and once you start, you won't be able to put it down.


  1. Sounds good, I'll have to put it on my list.

  2. Beth, I'd be interested in knowing more about how you choose books for your family to read, and how you choose which ones to write about here. What is your point of view, so that we as readers can get an idea of where you're coming from?