The year is 1942, and Norway is under Nazi occupation. Despite her grandfather’s
warnings, twelve-year-old Marit has decided to take action. Through her eyes, readers
experience the untold story of Norwegians’ resistance and their response to the arrest
of schoolteachers for their refusal to teach Nazi propaganda to Norwegian schoolchildren.
Set on an island of fishing trawlers, this novel is about risks taken, secrets kept,
and questions about whom to trust.
""[T]his suspenseful historical tale is...noteworthy for drawing attention to a region...not commonly featured in...fiction about World War II."" —Booklist, ALA
""Casanova spins an adventure-filled and harrowing story...another novel of heroism and perseverance."" —School Library Journal