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read kindle ´ Number the Stars Paperback ¼ naturaltreatment Ê Librarian's Note For an alternate cover edition of the same ISBN click here or hereTen year old Annemarie Johansen and her best friend Ellen Rosen often think about life before the war But it's now 1943 and their life in Copenhagen is filled with scD their life in Copenhagen is filled with school food shortages and the Nazi soldiers marching in their town The Nazis won't stop The Jews of Denmark are being ”relocated“ so Ellen moves in with the Jo 45 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 WWIIHolocaust book This one tells the story of how the Danish people after their small country was invaded by Germany smuggled nearly the entire population of Jews 7000 across the sea to Sweden saving them from deportation and almost certain deathThe story is told through the eyes of 10 year old Annemarie Johansen and how her family participated in the hiding and smuggling of the Jewish people and their involvement in the Danish Resistance Well done Lois Lowry Winning the 1990 Newberry Medal for outstanding children's literature was well deserved

Number the StarsD their life in Copenhagen is filled with school food shortages and the Nazi soldiers marching in their town The Nazis won't stop The Jews of Denmark are being ”relocated“ so Ellen moves in with the Jo 45 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 WWIIHolocaust book This one tells the story of how the Danish people after their small country was invaded by Germany smuggled nearly the entire population of Jews 7000 across the sea to Sweden saving them from deportation and almost certain deathThe story is told through the eyes of 10 year old Annemarie Johansen and how her family participated in the hiding and smuggling of the Jewish people and their involvement in the Danish Resistance Well done Lois Lowry Winning the 1990 Newberry Medal for outstanding children's literature was well deserved

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Number the Stars ↠ Librarian's Note For an alternate cover edition of the same ISBN click here or hereTen year old Annemarie Johansen and her best friend Ellen Rosen often think about life before the war But it's now 1943 an i read this in hardback when it first came out and i'd say it was probably the reason i became addicted to WWIIholocaust literaturehistory at such a young age i think it helped that i was so young when i read this as imagining a ten year old standing up to nazis was something remarkable but imaginable for me i loved annemarie i identified with her in ways i can't really explain i read this book again and again and it never changed there are scenes burned into my memory the fake funeral the ripping of ellen's necklace annemarie with the special packet the idea of all the jews packed into uncle henrik's boat and annemarie running running fast like she did at school when she beat all the boys running with a basket and a red cape only later would i figure out the clever little red riding hood allusion her blond hair trailing it also helped that i had great grandmothers who remembered the war a swedish au pair who told me about seeing denmark from sweden and an insatiable curiosity about things like this so i was looking up things on maps and reading about german shepherds and the scent rags and even when it was card catalogs and old books i was a cross referencer i have notes somewhere of my favorite uotes from the book i also love the ending because it doesn't condescend the ending unlike the book is ambigious in its ending we know the war is over we know annemarie survived but what does that mean for a little girl after all reader ☆ Number the Stars ☆ Lois Lowry

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Lois Lowry ☆ Number the Stars kindle Hansens and pretends to be part of the family Then Annemarie is asked to go on a dangerous mission Somehow she must find the strength and courage to save her best friend's life There is no turning back now 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 reader either He was right; the best and truest in the sense of Mary E Wilkins' Freeman's comment that All fiction should be true stories written for children speak just as profoundly to adults This book is a powerful illustration of that reality At 137 pages counting the Afterword of fairly large print it's a uick read which I blazed though in three days; and the language and diction while not dumbed down in any sense is simple enough for readers as young as the 10 year old protagonist to understand But the depth of meaning in a story isn't determined by the length of time and verbiage it takes to tell and the very simplicity of the tale heightens its impact immensely It's the perfect length for the effect Lowry wanted to create Like all great fiction it's set in a particular time and place here Nazi occupied Denmark in 1943 and happens to a viewpoint character with particular demographic characteristics a little girl but it leads all of us of whatever age gender and nationality to identify with her in the universal human issues and experiences that lie behind the particularsThe Holocaust is a subject that's inherently harrowing Until now I've avoided Holocaust fiction and read very little nonfiction devoted to it except for The Hiding Place The Triumphant True Story of Corrie Ten Boom simply because I already know what happened and don't want to drown myself in stark tragedy This book however manages to bring a ray of light into that dark time it's fictionalized but it focuses on the real life rescue of virtually the entire Jewish population of Denmark smuggled by the Danish Resistance to safety in Sweden This isn't a spoiler since the jacket copy provides that information It remains a story that looks human evil full in the face; incidents large and small drive home to the reader the ugliness of the Nazi's treatment of both Jews and Danish Gentiles And even for readers who've read the jacket Lowry conjures a palpable atmosphere of gripping tension and danger especially in Chapters 8 15 But ultimately this is a story of the triumph of the human spirit and of human decencyLowry's messages are about toleration of differences between people about cross cultural and inter religious friendship and about the obligation of ordinary people to find the stuff to be heroes and heroines when circumstances call for it lived out here in the object lesson especially of a small girl who's believably called upon to face enormous danger in the face of her own fear The plot is excellently craftedLowry 1937 has twice won the coveted Newbery Award once for this book IMO that award was well deserved She's writing here of events in her own lifetime; but because she's going back to the time when she was an even smaller child than Annemarie here and lived through World War II in the US rather than in Denmark she didn't grow up knowing the background of this book and had to research it much as she would have a historical fiction novel The Afterword tells how she came to be inspired with this project and what aspects of the book are factual and a LOT of it is She did her homework well I'd recommend this book to readers young and old who like World War II historical fiction as well as general fiction; but really to every reader And this late in life first introduction to Lowry has definitely whetted my interest in reading of her work