Number the Stars
A new paperback edition of Lois Lowry’s Newbery Award–winning classic. As the German troops begin their campaign to “relocate” all the Jews of Denmark, Annemarie Johansen’s family takes in Annemarie’s best friend, Ellen Rosen, and conceals her as part of the family. Through the eyes of... show more
A new paperback edition of Lois Lowry’s Newbery Award–winning classic. As the German troops begin their campaign to “relocate” all the Jews of Denmark, Annemarie Johansen’s family takes in Annemarie’s best friend, Ellen Rosen, and conceals her as part of the family. Through the eyes of ten-year-old Annemarie, we watch as the Danish Resistance smuggles almost the entire Jewish population of Denmark, nearly seven thousand people, across the sea to Sweden. The heroism of an entire nation reminds us that there was pride and human decency in the world even during a time of terror and war. With a new introduction by the author.
Publish date: May 2nd 2011
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Pages no: 156
Edition language: English
, Read For School
, Historical Fiction
, World War II
In Lois Lowry's book, Number the Stars, the main character helps protect her best friend by pretending she a part of the family. The setting of the book is during World War II and the Holocaust. I would use the book ,in conjunction with The Diary of Anne Frank, to provide insight into the life of hi...
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.