Most Helpful First | Newest First
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars For Children and Adults too,
'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.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic read for children and adults,
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.
10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Number the Stars,
By A Customer
This review is from: Number the Stars (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.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars number the stars,
The title isn't much help in defining the story. I bought this on spec, for my 14 years old granddaughter, who has a Danish mother. I though as it was set I Denmark they both would be interested. As yet neither have read it, but I have and thoroughly enjoyed it, as it tells the story of the 1939-1945 war years and how a Jewish family were saved from the occupying Nazis. A gentle introduction to the regime of racial purity.
5.0 out of 5 stars Memorable,
I bought 'Number the Stars' after I read 'The Giver'. I enjoyed 'Number the Stars', it was a interesting read and it shows the strength that people find when face with the unimaginable.
Annemarie and Marie's friendship is the most important of the story as they live with war while their parents protect them as best they can.
A well written story, interesting and memorable.
5.0 out of 5 stars early introduction to the holocaust. suitable for young readers.,
This is a great introduction to nazi occupations,deportation of Jewish people during the war, for children as young as eight. It does not delve into the true horrors it the holocaust but is a good starting block for setting the tone for further investigation.
It is quite short and I read it in an evening on the kindle.
5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful story to read and read again,
A wonderful enlightening story makes me want to find out more about this period in Denmark it is suitable both for children but equally for adults
5.0 out of 5 stars great,
Read in one go - suitable for 10+ but also enjoyable for adults. Moves along quickly. Learnt more about WW2 in Denmark
5.0 out of 5 stars Number the Stars is a charming book for adults not just for children.,
A charming book, very well written. Like the book, 'The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas' it is an excellent way to teach children about the Holocaust. But it is also contains very interesting history facts for adults too.
5.0 out of 5 stars Number the stars,
Loved the book.... it was great.... I would recommend this book to people that like adventure and fictional history. 4 out of 5 I would give it!
Most Helpful First | Newest First
Number the Stars by Lois Lowry (Hardcover - 24 April 1989)
Used & New from: £0.15