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Number the Stars

by Lois Lowry

Random House Children's Books | February 9, 1998 | Mass Market Paperbound

Number the Stars is rated 4.5769 out of 5 by 26.
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 "relocated," Ellen moves in with the Johansens and pretends to be one of the family. Soon Annemarie is asked to go on a dangerous mission to save Ellen''s life.

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 144 pages, 6.88 × 4.25 × 0.4 in

Published: February 9, 1998

Publisher: Random House Children's Books

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0440227534

ISBN - 13: 9780440227533

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow! I savored every sentence of it. I was amazing! It is about the Holocaust. It is a fictional story. I don't know what else to write, so just ask me questions regarding he book. Thanks :)
Date published: 2015-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excited I am very excited to get this book I'm glad to here all the great reviews i am going to order it today
Date published: 2014-07-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Friends This book may be about war; however to me it is focused around the friendship of Annemarie and Ellen. You have to read this book perfect for people ages 10+ (as it has a sad ending, and is better for an older group of kids). This is my ABSOULUTE FAVORITE BOOK!
Date published: 2010-04-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I have a new found respect for Denmark and its courageous and patriotic people Number The Stars is a heartening tale of the solidarity and love shared by a country and her countrymen, even whereby divergent religions could cause no fault. It is a tale woven with endearing and inspiring characters, written in a simple yet poignant manner, by one of the most affecting Young-Adult Fiction writers of our time. Lowry is a master in the art of the subtle details that invoke elaborate and griping visualizations. The prose is ever engaging as the depictions of beautiful scenery are juxtaposed by brutal content, as is unconditional love of man by another’s opportunistic hatred, and innate kindness by enforced cruelty. Through our protagonist, Annemarie, we are met with candid innocence, as with her admiration of Sweden among other things, she is always hopeful and virtuously in search of freedom. In a child who is courageous enough to admit and face her fears, we learn the true meaning of bravery and what it means personally and as a whole. This moving piece of fiction is one part, history lesson, and two parts, a lesson in humanity, and I encourage all tweens, teens and adults that haven’t had the opportunity to read it to lend themselves to its splendor. www.booksnakereviews.blogspot.com
Date published: 2008-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Number The Stars: Novel study Hi there, This is a great book that children will adore (grade Six of course)
Date published: 2008-02-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great but sad This was maybe the greatest book ive ever read.Althou it was the sadest book ive ever read too.The ending is preety sad.
Date published: 2007-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of a Kind I usually don't enjoy books that center around the Germans vs. the Jews. However this book is so much more than that. I first read it in grade five, and countless times since then. This is a classic and definitely one of a kind!
Date published: 2006-10-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Awesome! 2 Words. Historical Fiction. It sounds boring, but after reading the book, I really got a better understanding of the germans vs. the jews. It can be very interesting! Although, there are some parts that drags on, other than that, pure greatness!!!!
Date published: 2006-07-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from DENMARK IS AWESOME!! well. I absolutely loved this book because i love denmark. i have been there once in my life and loved it! this book was just fabulous and i hope you keep writing more books about GIRLS in DENMARK!!!!!!!!!! thanks soo much, and please show my review under the place where it shows the other reviews! thanks so much again! I really love that you are showing others about how good most danish people are, and how much much they helped jews during the war, and how loyal the Danes are!!
Date published: 2006-05-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredibly Amazing This book tells you about the courage and bravery of all the people of Denmark. Its teaches you of the tradgedys of how the Jewish people who suffered during the war because of what they believed in.
Date published: 2005-12-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A REALLY COOL BOOK!!!!! I really thought that this book was very well written.When i had to do it for my Novel study i choose this book cause i thought that it was interesting and very realistic based on its historical facts.Very well done !
Date published: 2005-07-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from the best book in the world this book is about kids who r in the war in den mark. it is cool me and my freind read it . we did not stop talking about. IT IS ASOME
Date published: 2005-03-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Your book was unbelievable! I am a student of Hebrew Foundation School (In Montreal) and we're reading this book. Since I'm Jewish,it has a lot of impact on me. I loved your book, good job!
Date published: 2003-10-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Number The Stars This book is one of my favorites, I haven't read much...yet but I will soon. My Cousin and I, read this book on the same year, and we both liked the book. I had trouble remembering the title of the book, but when I woke up this morning, I rememberd the title, and the authour!!. That's pretty much why I'm writing this...well and that no one is on msn right now. Well I guess that I should be going. Good-Bye, and I hope that you read this book!
Date published: 2003-08-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautifully written. I loved Anne-marie, i loved her family, i love the way the book was written, i love lise, i love the whole concept of the book. lois lowry is the greatest!!!
Date published: 2003-03-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from How I felt reading this book I think this book was a little bit confusing at first but it is really touching!
Date published: 2002-03-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A wonderful book The book Number The Stars is a great book to read. You learn a lot on how jewish people were treated during the second World War. This book has a lot of history in it and has touched me a lot.
Date published: 2001-11-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Deserving A Newbery Medal I loved this book, I just wanted to know if Ellen and her family got home safe and sound. But I would definitely recommend this book!!!!
Date published: 2001-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome childrens book This has become a favorite in my grade 3 class to read to the class. It generates discussions and works well in drama. Students do not want me to put the book down.
Date published: 2001-03-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I'd recommend it to you! I decided to read this book because I had read the Giver and loved it.Any way this book Number the Stars was steller. It's consept of the war and how the Nazis treated the jews is excellent.With Anmaire's adventures you are bound to love this book!
Date published: 2001-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Number the stars is a star book! I recommend this book to anyone who likes history and loyalty. My teacher is reading this book to us in class. I'm liking it so much I went to chapters on line to see how much it was! It's the best book
Date published: 2001-01-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent Book! This is a great book to read just for a interesting way to put in time. Annmarie is a very interesting main character and this book has you constanly in suspense. I suggest this book to anyone who is interested in stories behind jewish people in world war 2.
Date published: 2000-11-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A nice book I have read Number the Stars and i dont think it is the best book and not even one of the best. I Read books Like Lord Of The Rings and like those books. But i would not read this book again but i must say it has a sad ending.
Date published: 2000-11-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Number The Stars I just finished this book.. and i liked it very much. The ending was very sad..i loved it very much! you should totally read it.
Date published: 2000-10-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Second Best Book Whenever I came upon the word HALTE I would jump. I could swear my heart jumped with Annemarie Johansen's.I did a book report in school on this book. Even my teacher said she had actually read the book. I wasn't surprised because we both have the same hobbie reading. I could feel the suspense in my body. This booK was quite touching.
Date published: 2000-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Best!!! This book is one of my four favourite books in my life. I have read it so many times that I probably have it all memorized by heart. Anyway you have to read it its really good.
Date published: 2000-04-24

– More About This Product –

Number the Stars

by Lois Lowry

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 144 pages, 6.88 × 4.25 × 0.4 in

Published: February 9, 1998

Publisher: Random House Children's Books

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0440227534

ISBN - 13: 9780440227533

About the Book

When the Jews of Denmark are "relocated" during World War II, 10-year-old Ellen Rosen moves in with her best friend Annemarie Johansen and pretends to be one of the family. Soon Annemarie is asked to go on a dangerous mission to save Ellen's life. An ALA Notable Book. A "School Library Journal" Best Book of the Year.

Read from the Book

“I’ll race you to the corner, Ellen!” Annemarie adjusted the thick leather pack on her back so that her school books balanced evenly. “Ready?” She looked at her best friend. Ellen made a face. “No,” she said, laughing. “You know I can’t beat you-my legs aren’t as long. Can’t we just walk, like civilized people?” She was a stocky ten year-old, unlike lanky Annemarie. “We have to practice for the athletic meet on Friday- I know I’m going to win the girls’ race this week. I was second last week, but I’ve been practicing every day. Come on, Ellen,” Annmarie pleaded, eyeing the distance to the next corner of the Copenhagen street. “Please?” Ellen hesitated, then nodded and shifted her own rucksack of books against her shoulders. “Oh, all right. Ready,” she said. “Go!” shouted Annemarie, and the two girls were off, racing along the residential sidewalk. Annemarie’s silvery blond hair flew behind her, and Ellen’s dark pigtails bounced against her shoulders. “Wait for me!” wailed little Kirsti, left behind, but the two older girls weren’t listening. Annemarie outdistanced her friend quickly, even though one of her shoes came untied as she sped along the street called osterbrograde, past the small shops and cafés of her neighborhood here in northeast Copenhagen. Laughing, she skirted an elderly lady in black who ca
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From the Publisher

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 "relocated," Ellen moves in with the Johansens and pretends to be one of the family. Soon Annemarie is asked to go on a dangerous mission to save Ellen''s life.

From the Jacket

“A story of Denmark and the Danish people, whose Resistance was so effective in saving their Jews.”—School Library Journal, Starred

About the Author

Lois Lowry was twice the recipient of the Newbery Medal, for Number the Stars and for The Giver. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

From Our Editors

Two preteen girls have the kind of friendship where nothing is too great a favour and no one will ever separate them. But can Annemarie and her Jewish friend Ellen survive the ravages of Nazi-controlled Copenhagen? At first, it seems nothing will stop the Third Reich from its steady onslaught. The Johansens take Ellen in and pretend she’s their daughter, but anyone can tell by her dark hair she’s no Aryan. Soon Annemarie realizes she will have to do something drastic to save the friendship — and Ellen’s life. Number the Stars by Lois Lowry received the prestigious Newbery Medal.  

Editorial Reviews

“A story of Denmark and the Danish people, whose Resistance was so effective in saving their Jews.”—School Library Journal, Starred

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12