Number the Stars

by Lois Lowry

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  • 9780547577098
  • 9780547345444

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.

  • HMH Books; April 1989
  • ISBN: 9780547345444
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  • Title: Number the Stars
  • Author: Lois Lowry
  • Imprint: HMH Books for Young Readers
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  • 9780547577098
  • 9780547345444

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"The whole work is seamless, compelling, and memorable--impossible to put down; difficult to forget." Horn Book

"The whole work is seamless, compelling, and memorable -- impossible to put down; difficult to forget." Horn Book Guide

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ISBNs
  • 9780547577098
  • 9780547345444