The Klipfish Code by Mary Casanova

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The year is 1942, and Norway is under Nazi occupation. Twelve-year-old Marit has decided to take action, despite her grandfather’s warnings. But will her plan work? Can she really complete her part of this secret code? And even if she can, would it make any difference to the Resistance?
As this novel reveals what Norwegian people did to preserve their dignity and freedoms, it uncovers a startling statistic: the German secret police systematically rounded up one teacher in ten and sent them to concentration camps for their refusal to teach Nazi propaganda to Norwegian schoolchildren. Set on an island of sturdy fishing trawlers and brightly painted homes, with smells of kelp and salt water, here is a riveting novel about risks taken, secrets kept, and, always, questions about whom to trust.
 

About Mary Casanova

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Mary Casanova is the author of the Girl of the Year 2012 books McKenna and McKenna, Ready to Fly! She drew upon her own childhood experiences to write the stories of this determined girl who learns how to reach for her goals. Richard Jones, author of ten books of poetry and criticism and editor of Poetry East, teaches at DePaul University in Chicago.
 
Published September 3, 2007 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 245 pages
Genres: Travel, Action & Adventure, War, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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When the Germans invade Norway in the spring of 1940, ten-year-old Marit and her little brother Lars are sent to the tiny island of Godoy to live with their grandfather and aunt while their parents, an English teacher and an engineer, join the Resistance.

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The Klipfish Code by Mary Casanova is a young adult novel set during World War II when Norway was occupied by the Nazis for five years.

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