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As the German troops begin their campaign to "relocate" all the Jews of Denmark, 10-year-old Annemarie Johansens's family takes in annemaries' best friend, Ellen Roxen, and pretend she is part of the family. Ellen and Annemarie must htink quickly when three Nazi officers arrive late one night and question why Ellen is not blond, like her sisters. Through Annemaries' eyes, we see the Danish Resistance as they manage to smuggle almost the entire Jewish population, nearly seven thousand people, across the sea to Sweden. In this tale of an entire nation's heroism, Lois Lowry reminds us that there is pride and human decency in the world even during a time of terror and war.
Paperback, 158 pages
Published on December 1, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin College Div
ISBN-10: 0395732700
ISBN-13: 9780395732700
404 Book Reviews
  • tylerlussifan
    I read this book a few years ago and I loved it. A great story with good characters. Sentimental value that will stay with me for life.
    • vobulasuluta
      vobulasuluta6 months55 stars
      number the stars is about a girl who is in the nazi invayshon who is hiding from them and thay are coming for all jewish people also she has to help he frind ellen who is jewish
      • nbb2011
        nbb20118 months55 stars
        Number the Stars was a great read about a 10 year old girl named Annemarie who lived through the Holocaust. Annemarie was learning to be brave in getting her friend to safety. Overall, it wasn't to long and it didn't sound like it was written a long time ago.
        • kittyluvskookie
          kittyluvskookieover 1 year55 stars
          Very good. Recommend it to ANYONE!!
          • 29zabraham
            29zabrahamover 1 year44 stars
            I really love this book! My class read it. One cliffhanger was dissapointing but i do recommend u to check it out!
            • goos_is_cool
              goos_is_coolover 1 year44 stars
              This book was good I recommend it ! It may be a bit old but I think it is still a great book!
              • petvet09
                petvet09over 1 year55 stars
                i love this book. its a 5 star for sure book. my mom read to me when i was in summer break and it was soooo interesting
                • kittypuppy11
                  kittypuppy11over 1 year55 stars
                  This is a great book!
                  • weworofy-160798470925
                    weworofy-160798470925over 1 year55 stars
                    Number the Stars is an amazing book. Annemarie when through a lot still being young kid. I felt bad for her friend Ellen, she had bad stuff happen to her but she is finally free.
                    • babyyodafan1
                      babyyodafan1over 1 year55 stars
                      This book is really good I read it in 5th grade.