With daring courage, suspense, twists, and surprise, this book is a great read! This story would appeal to a younger audience too if read aloud.
This is a fantastic book–so suspenseful, I couldn’t put it down! I really loved learning about Norway and I spent some time online after reading this researching fjords and the events of WWII in Norway. This book would make a wonderful companion to a WWII study or to a study about Norway. My 12 yo son loves learning about WWII and he’s also enjoying the book!
I was impressed with the bravery of the characters in this story. I love this line, “Whatever we have to do, we can do.” My daughter loves books about WWII and we can add this one to her list.
This is a new favorite! We read this book as a read-aloud after learning about WWII. It gives a great perspective on the war, without including the really heavy and difficult realities of the Holocaust. It features a family who uses their wits, courage, and love of freedom to work together to aid their country and disrupt the Nazis. I love that the 14 year old daughter is one of the greatest heros of the story.
This book is a great read about Norway and its fjords. It has beauty, nature, adventure, mystery, hard work, and positive messages. It would be a great reading alongside a study of Norway as a country and during war time. My 12-year-old read it through twice and enjoyed every moment of reading it. It is a whole package of literature.
Valcos is a peaceful little Norwegian fishing village—that is, until the Nazis quarter themselves in the local families’ homes. The Nazis hope to secure Captain Engeland’s help and the village’s valuable ships, so something must be done to stop them. Fourteen-year-old Petra Engeland, her brother, and others in the village unite to oppose the enemy through daring rescues, ingenious plans, and life-or-death missions. Filled with suspenseful action and beautiful description, On the Edge of the Fjord tenderly illustrates devotion to family and country, comradery between young and old, and courage in the face of adversity.
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