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Number the Stars Read & download · PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB × 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 relocatN a dangerous mission to save Ellen's life An ALA Notable Book A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year Teacher's Guide BDD Online Teacher's Resource Center HC Houghton Mifflin. I know I can't believe I'm just now reading this What kind of a children's librarian am IThis is a nice little story about a family who smuggles some Jewish friends out of Denmark during the Nazi occupation in 1943 I always avoided reading this because it looked depressing but it wasn't It wasn't a light story but it didn't have the horrible scenes that fill most holocaust booksHowever the author's note at the end affected me deeply I don't know a lot about my Danish heritage I've always thought it was a sort of boring one Most people I've known are descended from Danes or some Scandinavian mix Other than the Vikings there's never seemed to be much of interest there I've always envied my non Scandinavian friends' in my mind exotic backgroundsI was amazed to read though of the courage and kindness of the Danes during WWII The afterword spoke of the weeks in 1943 when the Danes smuggled almost their entire Jewish population out of Denmark nearly 7000 people to save them from the Nazi death camps Astonishing It makes me want to learn about where I came from

Lois Lowry ß 6 Summary

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. i was clearing out my closet over the weekend and found a box of old books that i read as a kidi originally read this when i was about 10 years old and i can tell you that at that age there was no way i understood the depth of horror and severity of the holocaust and i wouldnt have been exposed to that in this story as its rather on the tame side if thats possible for such a tragic event in human history i just remember really wanting to be like annemarie wanting to be the type of friend who would be brave enough to help someone she cared about even when it was seen as wrong and so after a uick re read i feel comforted knowing that i grew into a strong enough person who is brave enough to do everything in my power to help those who need it and to also stand up for what i know to be right even when it might be hard or dangerous or unpopular and i hope 10 year old me would be proud↠ 4 stars

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Number the StarsThe 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 o. 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 well 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 7000 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 A short book will just enough historical detail to educate a young and not so young reader and interesting and likeable characters I loved the bravery and courage of Danish people and how they looked out for their neighbours Its a beautiful story full of hope and suspense and I certainly enjoyed every moment I look forward to reading some Non Fiction books about this time in Denmark's historyI listened to this on audible and at under 3 hours its such a great book to escape with back to a different time