No one dreamed that the Nazis would ever bother Valcos, the sleepy little Norwegian fishing village on the edge of the deep fjord. However, the village’s happy, carefree life ended when Nazi officers quartered themselves in the Engeland home with the intention of securing the well-known Captain Engeland’s influential help. With the hope of being able to warn her father, who was still away, of the trap awaiting him, Petra Engeland needs to transfer her resourcefulness in mischief to grimmer tasks involving life or death.
Against a background of mountains, caves and fjords, Petra and her impetuous brother Martin—with numerous other Norwegians, young and old—take part in daring schemes right under the noses of the occupying forces.
Published before WW II was at an end, this tale retains its sense of immediacy and courage in the face of great adversity.
Suggested for ages 10+.