Shadow on the Mountain by Margi Preus audiobook

Shadow on the Mountain

By Margi Preus
Read by Jeff Woodman

Recorded Books, Inc.

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781664413979

  • ISBN: 9781664521803

  • ISBN: 9781664672567

Runtime: 6.40 Hours
Category: Fiction
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Margi Preus has established herself as a preeminent voice in children's literature with works like Newbery Honor Book Heart of a Samurai. In Shadow on the Mountain, Preus recounts the adventures of a teenage Norwegian boy during World War II. Young Espen defies occupying Nazi soldiers by becoming a spy for the Norwegian resistance movement. But he never expects the consequences of one small mistake - and what it will mean for his future.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Newbery Honor winner Preus infuses the story with the good-natured humor of a largely unified, peace-loving people trying to keep their sanity in a world gone awry. Based on a true story, the narrative is woven with lively enough daily historical detail to inspire older middle-grade readers to want to learn more about the Resistance movement and imitate Espen’s adventures. Kirkus Reviews, starred review "This engrossing offering sheds light on the Norwegians’ courage during World War II. Preus masterfully weds a story of friendship with the complications faced by 14-year-old Espen and his friends as Nazi restrictions and atrocities become part of their everyday lives...This is at once a spy thriller, a coming-of-age story, and a chronicle of escalating bravery. Multidimensional characters fill this gripping tale that keeps readers riveted to the end.

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Author

Author Bio: Margi Preus

Author Bio: Margi Preus

Margi Preus is a children’s book author and playwright. Her first novel for young people, Heart of a Samurai, was named a 2011 Newbery Honor Book, an ALSC Notable Book, and a recipient of the Asian Pacific American Award for Children’s Literature, among other honors. Her picture books include Celebritrees; Historic and Famous Trees of the World, winner of the 2013 Flicker Tale Award.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 6.40
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English