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Number the Stars [Kindle Edition]

Lois Lowry
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)

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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 *



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‘…a decent, brave and likeable heroine who is caught by accident in harsh political affairs. Number the Stars is a simple, but effective tale.’
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Set in Nazi-occupied Denmark in 1943, a story in which a brave ten-year-old girl is called upon to help her best friend, Ellen, who happens to be Jewish. First published in 1991. Suitable for National Curriculum KS2/3.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 804 KB
  • Print Length: 144 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks; New edition edition (20 Dec. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00ALKPTCS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #43,483 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars For Children and Adults too 6 July 2008
By Lincs Reader TOP 100 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Paperback
'Number The Stars' is aimed at readers aged 8 to 12 years, although a children's book, it is still a very enjoyable read.

Annemarie's life in Nazi occupied Copenhagen has been fun but is becoming very complicated. The story is written as Annemarie sees things - it is a simple, yet very effective story of how the Danish Resistance managed to smuggle amongst all the Jewish population across to Sweden.

The plot is absorbing and there is a definate sense of the pride of the Danes even whilst their small country is being terrorised by the Nazis.

The story of the strong and deep friendship between Annemarie and Ellen is the backbone of the book.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic read for children and adults 17 Nov. 2009
By Abs
Format:Paperback
I really enjoyed reading this book, I found it both touching and enlightening. It gave me great insight into the experience of the Danes during Nazi occupation, particularly how brave they were as a nation which led to them saving thousands of jewish lives. A must read for children and adults alike.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I love it!!!!!!!!! 6 Jan. 2015
By Paloma
Format:Paperback
The main themes of this book are: the 2nd World War, courage, danger and love.
The main characters are Annemarie Johansen and her best friend Ellen Rosen, who is Jewish. They're both 10 years old.
This story takes place in Copenhagen in 1943 when the 2nd World War is starting and the Jewish are being relocated.

The story is about how Annemarie needs to be courageous to help Ellen and her family to escape and be safe.
Will they survive?
Will they return to a normal life?

My favorite part was when Annemarie ran in the dark forest to bring her Uncle a very important package and risked her life to save some Jewish families and her best friend's family.
I learned that even risking our life for people is much better than letting people die and doing nothing about it.
My opinion is that this book is fantastic, realistic and exciting.
I highly recommend it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Format:Kindle Edition
I love this book because Annemarie shows lots of bravery and the story is a bit secret because the family of Annemarie's best friend are jewish. The main characters are: Annemarie, Ellen, Kirstie, Peter and Lise.The story takes place in Copenhagen (in Denmark) during the 2nd world war. The nazis are searching for all the jews. One day, Annemarie,her sister Kirstie and Ellen were walking back home, they were charged to pass by the shop to buy some buttons for Kirstie, but the shop was closed. Annemarie saw a nazi sign. They came back home and told their mother what happened. Mrs Johansen said that Mrs Hirch and her family had been taken by the nazis because they were jewish.The life of Ellen and her family was in danger. What I learn from this book is that people who are different should not be persecuted. My favorite part is when they pretend that there has been a death.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Format:Kindle Edition
Emma-Lyle Dampoux, Our School, CM2
I love this book because it's interesting and it's about secrets. At the beginning it is a little hard to understand, but then it gets easier. The people in the book did the right thing. The book is about a family and their two little girls Annemarie and Kirsti and about how they helped their Jewish friends and their daughter Ellen escape during Danemark during WWII. Annemarie was courageous, tall and thin and Ellen was stocky and very nice. They were best friends. Kirsti was funny and not afraid of the German soldiers. The main themes of the book are about courage and helping other poeple. I learned about the Resistance and a lot about how it was during the war. My favourite part was the end, but I cannot tell you...
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Number the Stars 6 Nov. 2002
By A Customer
Format:School & Library Binding
I found this book truly moving and have read it again and again as a child and an adult. Lowry deals with the subject of bravery at different levels in a way that is easy to grasp and her characters are easy to identify with giving the book more depth. She deals with a very serious subject without being melodramatic and writes a fantastic explanation at the end of the book explaining how much is fact and how much is fiction.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Brilliant Book to Read 28 Dec. 2014
By E
Format:Kindle Edition
The main themes of the book are: war, secret agents, courage, and bravery.

The story happens in Denmark during the Second World War. The Nazies take over Denmark and Jews are persecuted.

Annemarie and her family and a guy called Peter try to protect the Rosens, who are Jewish.
Annemarie’s best friend Ellen stays at her house and the rest of the Rosens go to Peter’s so they could go to Henrik’s…

The main charecters are Annemarie, Ellen, Kirsti, Mrs Rosen, Mr Rosen, Henrik, Peter, and Annemarie’s mum. Annemarie is brave and tall and thin, Ellen is small and lanky, Kirsti is always complaining, Peter is red haired, and Henrik loves fishing.

What I liked about this book is that there is lots of action, it's historic, it's interesting, there is suspense and it's about war, and it's a half-true story.

But what I didn't like was when Lois Lowry changed the names of the real people. And I would have liked the setting to be in a more well-known country like France or Italy; and that Annemarie would carry a secret weapon to end the war with, instead of the meat, cheese, etc....

My favourite part is the ending (this final chapter is called Afterwords).
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars simple but effective
Simply told, but fascinating account of one of the smaller European countries during ww2. I loved this story will share with my kids
Published 6 days ago by Claire
5.0 out of 5 stars ... my 10 year old daughter and we both absolutely loved it. Exciting...
I read this to my 10 year old daughter and we both absolutely loved it. Exciting and touching at just the right pace. Highly recommended!
Published 1 month ago by zoe
5.0 out of 5 stars Good
A very good book and one that I will read over again so given it 5 stars will have to see what s next
Published 1 month ago by d roberts
5.0 out of 5 stars Elena H
This is a great and exciting book full of suspense. I really enjoyed it! It's set in Denmark during the Nazi occupation in the Second World War. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Rachel Hirel
5.0 out of 5 stars I loved this fantastic book!!!
This story takes place in the capital of Denmark (Copenhagen) in the second world war. It is when the Nazis occupied this country and Jewish people were moved to concentration... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Clea CM2 OurSchool
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Story !
This book made me learn some facts about the Second World War. The story takes place in Denmark in 1943. This book is a great exemple of kindness and bravery. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Laz, Versailles
4.0 out of 5 stars I didn't really feel happy to read this story and only after I...
I didn't really feel happy to read this story and only after I realized it was a pretty sad story so I felt bad but at the same time happy to have actually have read it.
Published 2 months ago by Patricia Edeline
5.0 out of 5 stars A brave's story
Dimitri CM2 Our School
I've liked this book because it's interesting to read a story of war told by a girl of 12 years old. Read more
Published 2 months ago by celine
5.0 out of 5 stars True-to-life and exciting
Number the Stars is lifelike and interesting. You can learn a little about life in Denmark during World War II. The whole family can read it. The story takes place in Demark. Read more
Published 2 months ago by EG
5.0 out of 5 stars ... Dampoux Our School CM2 Number the Stars is a great book because...
Louis-Georges Dampoux Our School CM2
Number the Stars is a great book because the story takes place in 1943 and is based on the second world war in Danemark. Read more
Published 3 months ago by sarah lyle dampoux
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