Number the Stars. (Essential Modern Classics)

4.11 avg rating
( 340,179 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780006736776: Number the Stars. (Essential Modern Classics)

A powerful story set in Nazi occupied Denmark in 1943. Ten-year-old Annemarie Johansen is called upon for a selfless act of bravery to help save her best-friend, Ellen - a Jew. It is 1943 and for ten-year-old Annemarie Johansen life is still fun - school, family, sharing fairy stories with her little sister. But there are dangers and worries too - the Nazis have occupied Copenhagen and there are food shortages, curfews and the constant threat of being stopped by soldiers. And for Annemarie the dangers become even greater...her best-friend Ellen is a Jew. When Ellen's parents are taken away to be 'relocated' by the Nazis, Ellen is taken in by Annemarie's parents and suddenly Annemarie's family are under threat too. Annemarie has to call upon all her resources for courage and bravery as she helps her friend make a daring escape. A Newbery Medal winner by an acclaimed author *For readers from 8 to 12 *

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

The evacuation of Jews from Nazi-held Denmark is one of the great untold stories of World War II. On September 29, 1943, word got out in Denmark that Jews were to be detained and then sent to the death camps. Within hours the Danish resistance, population and police arranged a small flotilla to herd 7,000 Jews to Sweden. Lois Lowry fictionalizes a true-story account to bring this courageous tale to life. She brings the experience to life through the eyes of 10-year-old Annemarie Johannesen, whose family harbors her best friend, Ellen Rosen, on the eve of the round-up and helps smuggles Ellen's family out of the country. Number the Stars won the 1990 Newbery Medal.

Book Description:

Hardcover edition:
$16.99
978-0-395-51060-5

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Lois Lowry
Published by Lions (1997)
ISBN 10: 0006736777 ISBN 13: 9780006736776
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Lions, 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 6736777

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
87.34
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Lois Lowry
Published by Lions (1997)
ISBN 10: 0006736777 ISBN 13: 9780006736776
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Lions, 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0006736777

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
214.85
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds