Number the Stars

Number the Stars

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red_cat_11496
Feb 25, 2019

Completely beautiful. The ideas and notions the Lois Lowry comes up with are astonishingly truthful and hit straight to the heart. A great introduction to the horrors of the world and humankind for younger readers, along with religion and fear. This book is told so realistically that you feel inside of the story, with the emotion and slight action, and connect to the fictional characters. A great book.

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crhinehart
Feb 08, 2019

This was really fun to read. It's a short read, I finished in two days. I suggest this book if you want to learn more about World War 2. It taught me a lot about that time period.

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kaylaj1996
Dec 01, 2018

This is a very poignant book that allows the reader to see what it would have been like in World War II, being of the Jewish faith, and how harrowing the risks of helping other people of the Jewish faith try to escape the atrocities occurring at the time. Loved the book, and it is an excellent introduction for kids to see through a child's eyes how the world had once looked.

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spoel
Nov 28, 2018

Ages 10-12

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Mr_Han
Oct 17, 2018

Simply amazing.

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violet_llama_309
Aug 28, 2018

a great book!!! you will easily fall in love with the characters

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harrisonjohn
Jan 11, 2018

This is an amazing and beautiful book! You really appreciate the bravery and compassion that the Danish people had for their Jewish neighbours.

ArapahoeHollyR Jan 02, 2018

A poignant story of friendship during the Holocaust.

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walkngal
Sep 14, 2017

Easy read. Young adult fictional tale about (the real) Danish resistance to the Nazi round up of Danish Jews. Author Lous Lowry in the afterword tells you what is true. Quote “…create an ideal decency and not a narrow-minded and prejudiced one.” Kim Malthe-Bruun.

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simran_25
Aug 30, 2017

Number the Stars is a heart touching story, well written and it makes you feel as you are going through the events that accrued in the story of a real event. Best book ever and i love it.

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Feb 25, 2019

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Feb 08, 2019

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gailsolgos Jun 26, 2015

This book was during a war and about two bestfriends who have to go through some scary times to protect them selves. Even being seprated.They have seen some family die because they were helping jews people.It all doesn't make since

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getsoemstars
Jul 16, 2014

The author, Lois Lowry wrote a lot of books that I enjoyed. Expecially the book 'the Giver' was a book that I liked a lot.
This story is based on Denmark being in the grip of Germany. Denmark surrendered to Germany because they knew they had a small, weak country back then. Annemarie is the main character and she is 10 years old. She has a friend named Ellen who is Jewish. Annemarie has an uncle, who is a fishermen, and she lives with her mom, her dad, and her younger sister. She had a older sister called Lise, but she died because she was one of the resistance to Germany controlling Denmark.
One day, the Germans, who didn't like the Jews, were looking for Jews and arrested them. Ellen and her family were Jews, so they had to escape. Few Jewish people gathered up at Annemarie's uncle's house. Uncle Henrick's house was more safe because it was far from the place where Germans were gathered up. They plan to go to the country Sweden, which was just across the ocean between Denmark and Sweden. Sweden wasn't in the control of Germany because it was much bigger, stronger, and Germany didn't want to take over Sweden for some reason. Uncle Henrick hid them in his house, waited until dark night, and took the hidden Jews to his boat and sailed them to Sweden safely. Ellen and Annemarie promised to meet again.
2 years later, when Annemarie became 12 years old, Germans went back to their own country and Denmark became free.
In the last part of this book, Uncle Henrich and Annemarie talks about bravery. I learned that bravery means not thinking about the dangers but only thinking about what you must do.

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peppcy1000
Oct 19, 2011

number the stars is a book about annemarie and how she helps her jewish friend get to safetyu after the nazi have invaded denmark.

Lauren Jul 26, 2008

Ten-year-old Annemarie and Ellen are best friends in Copenhagen. Their lives change, however, during the Nazi occupation of Denmark. Jewish families are being ''relocated'', and her family takes Ellen to live with them while her parents go into hiding elsewhere. Ellen pretends to be Annemarie's dead older sister to avoid being killed. Annemarie's family, along with others in the Resistance, risk their lives to try to send as many Jews to safety as possible, and Annemarie learns what bravery really is.

lms May 01, 2008

"The gripping story of a ten-year-opld Danish girl who's family's courageous efforts to smuggle Jews out of their Nazi-occupied homeland to safety in Sweden. readers are taken to the very heart of Annemarie's experience, and through her eyes, understand the true meaning of bravery." (Novelist Review)

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jayne_priya
Jun 29, 2016

“Mama was crying, and the rain made it seem as if the whole world was crying.”

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sportygeek
Apr 30, 2015

'it is he who heals the broken in spirit and binds up their wounds, he who numbers the stars one by one.'

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