Number the Stars
Ten-year-old Annemarie Johansen and her best friend Ellen Rosen often think of life before the war. It's now 1943 and their life in Copenhagen is filled with school, food shortages, and the Nazi soldiers marching through town. When the Jews of Denmark are "relocated," Ellen moves in with the... show more
Ten-year-old Annemarie Johansen and her best friend Ellen Rosen often think of life before the war. It's now 1943 and their life in Copenhagen is filled with school, food shortages, and the Nazi soldiers marching through town. When the Jews of Denmark are "relocated," Ellen moves in with the Johansens and pretends to be one of the family. Soon Annemarie is asked to go on a dangerous mission to save Ellen's life.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: February 9th 1998
Publisher: Laurel Leaf
Pages no: 137
Edition language: English
, Read For School
, Historical Fiction
, World War II
Number the Stars is the story about Annemarie, who is growing up during WWII. When her best friend Ellen goes into hiding due to Jewish persecution, she learns a lot about bravery and the world she lives in. Number the Stars received a Lexile score of 670L, making it readable for most 6th grade rea...
This book takes place during WWII. It is about Annemarie, a non Jewish girl, who takes in her Jewish best friend. Annemarie's family is known as the Johansens. The young girl's friend is using the identity of the family's previously deceased daughter. Whenever there is a question concerning the girl...
I thoroughly enjoyed this beautifully written Historical Fiction story which I believe was written for children and yet adults may well find it such a worthwhile and enjoyable read as wellThe evacuation of Jews from Nazi-held Denmark is one of the great untold stories of World War II. On September ...
The nine-year-old was reading this for school so I thought I'd reread it. It's very short, but well plotted and well paced. Definitely held up over the years.
This is a work of children's literature--aimed at young readers around ten years old--the age of this short novel's heroine, Annemarie during the German occupation of Denmark. It tells the story of the Danish resistance and how they saved Denmark's Jews--through the lens of one little girl. It's bas...