5-Word Booktalk: Children smuggle gold away from Nazis.
Themes: History, Perspective, Courage, Patriotism
In the bleak winter of 1940, Nazi troops parachuted into Peter Lundstrom'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. This classic story of how a group of children outwitted the Nazis and sent the treasure to America has captivated generations of readers.
Quote: Toward the end of the story, Peter’s Mother says, “Freedom is greater heritage than gold.” What does that mean to you?
Put yourself in Peter’s shoes. How would you feel being the leader of this mission to get the money out of Norway?
Research this setting in this story. How does this story fit into the history of German Nazis and WWII?
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.