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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.
Mass Market Paperback, 136 pages
Published on February 9, 1998 by Laurel Leaf
ISBN-10: 0440227534
ISBN-13: 9780440227533
406 Book Reviews
  • deafgirlhistory
    deafgirlhistoryabout 2 months55 stars
    This book is all about the Nazis soldiers trying to find the Jewish people and move all the Jewish people to the contraction camp, an camp where million and million of people died there during the Holocaust. The two girls, Annemarie Johnston (sorry if I spelled her last name wrong) and Ellen Rosen. The Rosens family is Jewish, so Annemarie`s family is now helping the Rosens hide until all of this is over. This book include, friendship, teamwork, and teaching others to be nice and equal to other people who is little different than us, Christians or Whites, I`m reading this book with my teacher this year, I became interested in this book, but some parts in this book is SUPER sad but still... it`s SUPER good! I rate this book 5 stars...!
    • unpopular
      unpopularabout 2 months55 stars
      I read this book and I loved this book it is amazing
      • 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
          vobulasuluta8 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
            nbb201110 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!