“Mari, a Norwegian girl, is forced to grow up fast when Nazi soldiers occupy her village in 1940. Readers will cheer for Mari as she discovers her inner strength – and the courage to help celebrate Norway’s spirit of resistance.” – Kathleen Ernst, author of the Caroline Abbott series from American Girl.
“Not since Marie McSwigan’s Snow Treasure have I read such a book about the heroic roles children played in the resistance movement in Norway during WWII.” – Carole Estby Dagg, author of The Year We Were Famous.
“A seldom-seen slice of daily life during WWII in this compelling tale. . . . Recommended for historical-fiction fans and animal lovers alike.” – ALA Booklist
From the Author
Some stories within this book have been in my writing life for decades, including the research behind the history. Once I put them into the hands of Mari, the young narrator, I felt certain her voice would find its way to many new friends of her own in the reading world. I hope readers will feel the same once they meet her and Odin.