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As the German troops begin their campaign to "relocate" all the Jews of Denmark, 10-year-old Annemarie Johansens's family takes in annemaries' best friend, Ellen Roxen, and pretend she is part of the family. Ellen and Annemarie must htink quickly when three Nazi officers arrive late one night and question why Ellen is not blond, like her sisters. Through Annemaries' eyes, we see the Danish Resistance as they manage to smuggle almost the entire Jewish population, nearly seven thousand people, across the sea to Sweden. In this tale of an entire nation's heroism, Lois Lowry reminds us that there is pride and human decency in the world even during a time of terror and war.
Hardcover, 160 pages
Published on October 7, 2014 by HMH Books for Young Readers
ISBN-10: 0544340000
ISBN-13: 9780544340008
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  • jihcooky
    jihcookySunday, May 19, 2019 at 9:57 am
    Number the Stars is about a brave girl named Annemarie, who decides that when the Nazis come and take every Jewish person in Denmark, she will be brave and save her friend Ellen and her family who are Jewish.
    • stellaluna
      stellalunaSaturday, May 18, 2019 at 6:56 am55 stars
      This is an intense, heartbreaking book full of accelerating heart rates. This book is based on a true thing that happened in history, though the characters are fictional. This book takes place on a girl named Annemarie with her family trying to save her friend, Ellen, and her relatives. All of them are Jews, and when Nazi's populate their hometown, Denmark, things get dark. This is the Holocaust, and they must save the Jews before it is late, including Ellen. I loved it, and hope you will too.
      • lovebug101
        lovebug101Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 6:22 pm33 stars
        A girl named Annemarie and her BFF Ellen live during the Holocaust in Denmark. Ellen is a jew and is a very sweet girl. One day when Ellen, Annemarie, and Annemarie's little sister were coming home from school and they encounter a Nazi he asks them questions like why were they running but when they got home Ellen's parents were scared because they were Jewish and most Nazi's hated the Jews. Another day when Annemarie can home from school Her parents told her that Ellen would have to stay with them and pretend to be Annemarie's sister t hide from the Nazis but they have to be careful or else the Nazi's will realize Ellen isn't who they say she is.
        • nclines7
          nclines7Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 1:42 pm55 stars
          THE BEST BOOK EVER
          • book_worm
            book_wormMonday, May 13, 2019 at 6:29 pm55 stars
            I love this book so much
            • momo45
              momo45Monday, May 13, 2019 at 4:49 pm
              this was a very good book I really liked it
              • nellie01
                nellie01Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 2:30 pm55 stars
                so sad, and intense :(
                • rebeccahensley
                  rebeccahensleyMonday, May 6, 2019 at 4:27 pm55 stars
                  Love this book! Would recommend this book!!it is a great book
                  • lilylunapotter
                    lilylunapotterThursday, April 25, 2019 at 5:56 am55 stars
                    It is my favorite book ever!
                    • slushie
                      slushieWednesday, April 17, 2019 at 6:07 pm55 stars
                      omg, I read this book when I was in 4th grade it was such a great book I love history I loved this book so much that I couldn't stop reading it! now that I moved up to a higher grade I still read it heh... but keep up the good work! plus I love Lois Lowry's books she was my childhood author!