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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 ...Show synopsisA 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 *Hide synopsis
Number the Stars (Starfire) – Mass-market paperback (1992)
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Mass-market paperback, Starfire 1992
ISBN: 044021372X ISBN-13: 9780440213727
This Newbery Medal-winner tells the story of the efforts of a ten-year-old Danish girl and her family to safely smuggle Jews into Sweden during World War II. A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year.This Newbery Medal-winner tells the story of the efforts of a ten-year-old Danish girl and her family to safely smuggle Jews into Sweden during World War II. A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year.Hide
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Ten-year-olds Annemarie and her friend Ellen are living in Denmark during
World War II. Ellen and her family are Jewish and are eventually forced to
flee to Sweden with the help of the Danish Resistance and Annemarie.
Although she is portrayed as the heroine of the story, Annemarie struggles
My kids were captivated by this book, kept in suspense, and horrified by Nazi cruelty. Though nothing is graphic, details of some deaths are ... blunt. Hard for my tenderhearted children to take, but it was handled well.
Highlights, according to my kids:
*Brash little five-year-old Kirsti
Each year our literature group does a WWII unit study. This is the second year we have used this book. My older group, who read the book last year, when they heard that the younger group was reading this book made comments like "you are so lucky," and "I love that book!" The group currently reading ...
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