Sons of Norwary to host award-winning author Oct. 15

WP-AuthorVisit2CMYKMargi Preus, an American children’s writer and author of several books for children will be the guest speaker at the Waconia Sons of Norway Lodge at Island View Golf Club in Waconia on Tuesday, Oct. 15.
Her most recent novel, “Shadow on the Mountain,” will be featured at this event. The story is based on real events and the experiences of real people inspired by the true adventures of a wartime spy.
“Shadow on the Mountain” recounts the adventures of a 14-year-old Norwegian boy named Espen during World War II.
During five years under the Nazi regime, he gains and loses friends, falls in love, and makes one small mistake that threatens to catch up with him as he sets out to escape on skis over the mountains to Sweden.
The book has garnered numerous awards and made several lists including Notable Books for a Global Society, VOYA Top Shelf for Middle Grade Readers, and Best Books of 2012.
Preus is the author of several books for children including the Newbery Honor book, “Heart of a Samurai,” which was also an ALSC Notable Children’s Book and a recipient of the Asian Pacific American Award for Children’s Literature.
The lecture is open to the public and begins at 7:30 p.m. following a pizza buffet starting at 6:30 p.m. at Island View Golf Club (7795 Laketown Pkwy) in Waconia.
For more information, send an email to the Sons of Norway at waconiascandialodge@gmail.com.

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