Number the Stars

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 Johansens and pretends to be one of the family. Soon Annemarie is asked to go on a dangerous mission to save Ellen's life.

Title:Number the Stars
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780440227533
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    Number the Stars Reviews

  • Candace

    See more of my reviews at www.bookaddicthaven.comThe second of the books that we listened to on my recent multi-generational, girls road-trip, was 'Number the Stars'. I could not have chosen better. T...

  • jessica

    i was clearing out my closet over the weekend and found a box of old books that i read as a kid!i originally read this when i was about 10 years old and i can tell you that, at that age, there was no ...

  • stephanie

    i read this in hardback, when it first came out, and i'd say it was probably the reason i became addicted to WWII/holocaust literature/history at such a young age. i think it helped that i was so youn...

  • Ahmad Sharabiani

    Number the Stars, Lois LowryNumber the Stars (1989) is a work of historical fiction by American author Lois Lowry, about the escape of a Jewish family (the Rosens) from Copenhagen, Denmark, during Wor...

  • Duane

    4.5 stars for this jewel. One reason I enjoy historical fiction is the educational aspect; learning about something for the first time. This is not your typical WWII/Holocaust book. This one tells the...

  • Dem

    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 evacuati...

  • James

    As part of a children's book readathon I am hosting on my blog, Number the Stars by Lois Lowry was voted as a winner in the poll. We assigned this stellar Newbery Medal winner to this week and have be...

  • Werner

    C. S. Lewis famously wrote something to the effect that a children's book so bland and simplistic that it could appeal only to children probably has nothing of much real worth to offer to a child read...

  • Jennifer

    I know- I can't believe I'm just now reading this. What kind of a children's librarian am I?This is a nice little story about a family who smuggles some Jewish friends out of Denmark during the Nazi o...

  • Janete

    I loved this book. I didn't know the Danish Resistance had smuggled about 7,000 Jews during World War II, transporting them to Sweden hidden in private boats, at the risk of being arrested and killed ...