Synopsis (from Amazon):
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.
Why I'd Recommend It: My teacher in - third grade, I think? - recommended this to me, and I instantly dove into it and couldn't be shaken out. Although it's been a while since I last read it, I remember having loved it to the fullest and being fascinated with the interesting perspective on Nazis during World War II, and how small villages being taken over dealt with it. Since then, I've read many Holocaust and World War II books, but I think this book is probably the best introduction to those terrifying times a parent could give their children. With a story that's bound to keep you engaged for hours, brave characters that any kid would look up to, and plenty of danger and adventure, SNOW TREASURE truly is a winner.