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Number the Stars (edition 1998)

by Lois Lowry

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Title:Number the Stars
Authors:Lois Lowry
Info:Laurel Leaf (1998), Edition: 1998, Mass Market Paperback, 136 pages
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Number the Stars by Lois Lowry

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Historical fiction book about a young girl named Annemarie and her best friend who think about how life was before war. In 1943 their life in Copenhagen, Denmark consists of food shortages, school, and nazi soliders constantly marching through their town. Eventually the jews are "re-homed" and moved to many different areas. Ellen moves in with Annemarie's family and pretends to be part of their family. Finally, Annemarie has to go through a dangerous adventure to save Ellen's life from the nazis.
  kzilinskas | Dec 12, 2014 |
This is a story about the Halocaust and WW11. This is a great easy read wrote by this little girl. It is a great story to introduce your unit on WW11 and the Halocaust. Age-4th grade
  Jessie32 | Dec 9, 2014 |
Genre: Historical Fiction

Ages:9-11

Theme: Bravery

Great book to read when learning about World War II and the Holocaust, It gives a different side of the story and how the people who were not Jewish would come together and risk their own lives to help the Jewish friends.
  cteets93 | Dec 9, 2014 |
This is an excellent read for children who are learning about World War II and the Holocaust. The book is written in a young girls perspective and gives the audience an understanding of what her and her family had to endure during these hard times. I would recommend this book for older third grade and up.
  mscrisso | Dec 8, 2014 |
This book would be an excellent resource to introduce students to the holocaust in an honest but not brutal way. It is also helpful in sharing Denmark's role in the escape of many Jews to safety. ( )
  bcshanks | Dec 8, 2014 |
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Jan Mark (Carousel 15, Summer 2000)
Morally speaking, Denmark had a 'good war' after it surrendered to the Nazis in 1940. Notably absent from factual and fictional tales of derring-do, the very real heroism of its civilian population is celebrated in Lowry's quiet but stirring story, based on real events, which tell of one family's successful bid to send their Jewish friends to safety in neutral Sweden. Instead of comic-strip heroics with implausible intervention by implausible kids, she gives us a situation in which children must be included because they cannot be excluded, fearfully endangered but willing parties to an ethical struggle. The happy ending is entirely credible, even to those old enough to know what might have happened instead. Category: Older.
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CCBC (Cooperative Children's Book Center Choices, 1989)
Ten-year-old Annemarie, living in occupied Denmark during World War 11, must test the limits of her own courage when she and her family assist their Jewish friends in their escape from the Nazis. Flawlessly interwoven into her personal account are details of the historic and heroic Movement in which Denmark, as a nation, successfully resisted the attempts of the Nazis to exterminate Danish Jews. With their varying degrees of knowledge, each character represents a model of courage in a fast-paced story about individual and collective response to evil. Honor book, 1989 CCBC Newbery Discussion. CCBC Category: Fiction For Young Readers. 1989, Houghton Mifflin, , $12.95. Ages 8-12.
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For my friend Annelise Platt

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Mr. & Mrs. Leib Diogenes
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"I'll race you to the corner, Ellen!" Annemarie adjusted the thick leather pack on her back so that her schoolbooks balanced evenly.
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"It is important to be one of the crowd, always. Be one of many. Be sure that they never have reason to remember your face."
The whole world had changed. Only the fairy tales remained the same.
Dangers were no more than odd imaginings, like ghost stories that children made up to frighten one another: things that couldn’t possibly happen.
"It is much easier to be brave if you don't know everything. And so your mama doesn't know everything. Neither do I. We know only what we need to know."
"You will, little one. You saved her life, after all. Someday you will find her again. Someday the war will end," Uncle Henrik said. "All wars do.
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This is the story about a 10 year old girl and her best friend and their struggles in Denmark during WW2. The Nazis invade and Annemarie's (the 10 year old) best friend is a Jew. Number the stars tells Annemarie's story as she struggles to deal with her life and her friendships during such a difficult time.

I read this book when I was 9 years old. It was the first story that made me think about the world and how different the american lifestyle was compared to that of other countries. This book gave me a passion to learn more about the life of other people who lived during the war.
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The evacuation of Jews from Nazi-held Denmark is one of the great untold stories of World War II. On September 29, 1943, word got out in Denmark that Jews were to be detained and then sent to the death camps. Within hours the Danish resistance, population and police arranged a small flotilla to herd 7,000 Jews to Sweden. Lois Lowry fictionalizes a true-story account to bring this courageous tale to life. She brings the experience to life through the eyes of 10-year-old Annemarie Johannesen, whose family harbors her best friend, Ellen Rosen, on the eve of the round-up and helps smuggles Ellen's family out of the country. Number the Stars won the 1990 Newbery Medal.

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In 1943, during the German occupation of Denmark, ten-year-old Annemarie learns how to be brave and courageous when she helps shelter her Jewish friend from the Nazis.

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