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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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  • nclines7
    nclines7Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 1:42 pm55 stars
    • 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!
                • 48nation
                  48nationWednesday, April 17, 2019 at 8:41 am55 stars
                  This book was very well written, and had lots of great parts to it. It always kept me wanting to read more of it then my reading time was aloud. The excitingness created dramatic suspense sometimes and even made me a little scared, but over all this book was very good.
                  • superkid10k1
                    superkid10k1Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at 11:03 am55 stars
                    My class is reading it.
                    • mdawg14
                      mdawg14Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at 8:30 am55 stars
                      I loved this book