Number the Stars by Lois LowryNumber the Stars by Lois Lowry

Number the Stars

byLois Lowry

Paperback | May 2, 2011

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As the German troops begin their campaign to "relocate" all the Jews of Denmark, Annemarie Johansen's family takes in Annemarie's best friend, Ellen Rosen, and conceals her as part of the family.Through the eyes of ten-year-old Annemarie, we watch as the Danish Resistance smuggles almost the entire Jewish population of Denmark, nearly seven thousand people, across the sea to Sweden. The heroism of an entire nation reminds us that there was pride and human decency in the world even during a time of terror and war.Winner of the 1990 Newbery Medal.
Lois Lowry was born in Hawaii and grew up in New York, Pennsylvania, and Japan. She has received Newbery Medals for two of her novels, Number the Stars and The Giver . Ms. Lowry now divides her time between Cambridge and an 1840s farmhouse in Maine. To learn more about Lois Lowry, visit her website at
Title:Number the StarsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 7.63 × 5.13 × 0.4 inPublished:May 2, 2011Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

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