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When the Soviet Union invades its tiny neighbor Finland in November 1939, Marko volunteers to help the war effort. Even though his leg was weakened by polio, he can ski well, and he becomes a messenger on the front line, skiing in white camouflage through the forests at night. The dark forest is terrifying, and so are the odds against the Finns: the Russians have 4 times as many soldiers and 30 times as many planes. They have 3000 tanks, while the Finns have 30. But a tank is no help in the snowy forest-a boy on skis is. And the Russians dont know winter the way the Finns do, or what tough guerrilla warriors the Finns are. Marko teams up with another messenger, Karl. Gradually Marko learns that Karls whole family was killed by the Russians. And Karl has a secret-hes really Kaari, a girl who joined up to get revenge for her familys deaths.

Synopsis:

When Russian troops invade Finland during the winter of 1939-40, Marko, a young polio victim determined to keep his homeland free, joins the Finnish Army as a messenger boy.

About the Author

William Durbin lives on Lake Vermilion at the edge of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in northeastern Minnesota. He taught English for many years, and now writes full-time.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780385746526
Publisher:
Wendy Lamb Books
Subject:
Historical - Military & Wars
Author:
Durbin, William
Subject:
History
Subject:
Soldiers
Subject:
Historical - Europe
Subject:
People with disabilities
Subject:
Children s-Historical Fiction-Military and War
Publication Date:
20080212
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 4 up to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.34x5.85x.83 in. .76 lbs.
Age Level:
12-17

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Children's » Historical Fiction » Military and War
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"Synopsis" by , When Russian troops invade Finland during the winter of 1939-40, Marko, a young polio victim determined to keep his homeland free, joins the Finnish Army as a messenger boy.
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