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Number the Stars
by Lois Lowry

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Number the Stars by Lois Lowry Overview

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 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.

Lois Lowry

About Number the Stars Description

Taken from Lowry's website: "I’ve always felt that I was fortunate to have been born the middle child of three. My older sister, Helen, was very much like our mother: gentle, family-oriented, eager to please. Little brother Jon was the only boy and had interests that he shared with Dad; together they were always working on electric trains and erector sets; and later, when Jon was older, they always

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Original Title Number the Stars ISBN 0440227534 (ISBN13: 9780440227533 ) Edition Language English Characters Annemarie Johannesen, Ellen Rosen setting Denmark, 1943 Literary Awards Newbery Medal (1990), National Jewish Book Award for Children's Literature (1990), Sydney Taylor Book Award for Older Readers (1989), Jane Addams Children's Book Award Nominee (1990), Rebecca Caudill Young Reader's Book Award (1992) ...more Charlotte Award (1992), Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award (1991), Charlie May Simon Children's Book Award (1991) ...less (80)