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Marie McSwigan (1902–1962)

Forfatter af Snow Treasure

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Omfatter også følgende navne: M. McSwigan, Marie McSwigan

Værker af Marie McSwigan

Snow Treasure (1942) 3,232 eksemplarer
All Aboard for Freedom! (1954) 30 eksemplarer
Three's a Crowd (1953) 29 eksemplarer
Juan of Manila (1947) 8 eksemplarer
Five on a Merry-Go-Round (1943) 7 eksemplarer
Small miracle at Lourdes (1958) 6 eksemplarer
The news is good (1952) 3 eksemplarer
Our Town Has a Circus (1949) 2 eksemplarer
Hi, Barney! 1 eksemplar
Book Guides: Snow Treasure (2003) 1 eksemplar
Binnie Latches On 1 eksemplar
SNOW TREASURE 1 eksemplar
Snow Treasure 1 eksemplar

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Fødselsdato
1902-05-22
Dødsdag
1962-07-16
Begravelsessted
Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Køn
female
Nationalitet
USA
Fødested
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Dødssted
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Bopæl
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Uddannelse
University of Pittsburgh (BA|English)
Erhverv
reporter
biographer
children's book author
Kort biografi
Marie McSwigan was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She attended Peabody High School and graduated from the University of Pittsburgh. She wanted to be a newspaper reporter but had difficulty as a woman persuading male editors that she could do the job. Eventually, through persistence and resourcefulness, she succeeded in writing for several Pittsburgh newspapers. She also worked in publicity for many Pittsburgh area institutions, including Kennywood Amusement Park, the Carnegie Institute Fine Arts Department, and the University of Pittsburgh, before deciding to become a full-time writer. Her debut book was Sky Hooks: An Autobiography (1938) with John Kane, a self-taught American naive painter. She went on to become an award winning author of more than 10 children's books. Some of these books were based on actual events Marie read about in Associated Press or United Press International dispatches. Snow Treasure (1942), her first and most popular work for young people, told the story of Norwegian children who saved their country's millions in gold bullion from the Nazis in World War II by sledding it down a mountain past the German occupiers. It won the Young Reader's Choice Award. Her other books included Our Town Has a Circus (1949), Binnie Latches On (1950), The News Is Good (1952), Three's a Crowd (1953), and Small Miracle at Lourdes (1958).

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Based on a true story, this is a tale of brave school children who outwit the invading Nazis by sledding 13 tons of gold bricks down the mountain in Norway to a ship waiting to take the country's gold to America for safekeeping.
 
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The theme of the story is teamwork. Set in Nazi-occupied Norway during World War II, it recounts the story of several Norwegian children who help smuggle their country's gold bullion past German guards to a waiting ship, the Cleng Peerson. They accomplished this daring feat by simply doing with Norwegian children do best…sledding down hill!
 
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Værker
15
Also by
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Medlemmer
3,326
Popularitet
#7,690
Vurdering
4.1
Anmeldelser
32
ISBN
30
Sprog
2

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