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Children's LiteratureDuring the World War II German occupation of Norway, children in a small Norwegian town prevented nine million dollars worth of gold from reaching their captors by smuggling it on their sleds in the form of bricks. This suspenseful tale of heroism is based on a true story that came to light when the gold landed in the United States for safe keeping. This daring plan was carried out by all the children in the town and showed the bravery and devotion to freedom these children valued. The story is well written and gives young children a perspective that most history books miss when covering World War II. This classic story can be used in a classroom setting to give another perspective on what life was like during World War II. This excellent novel is a "must read" for children interested in the war and the role that young people played during that time period. 2005 (orig. 1942), Dutton Children's Books/Penguin Books, Ages 8 to 12.