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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, 168 pages
Published on December 22, 2014 by Sandpiper
403 Book Reviews
  • vobulasuluta
    vobulasuluta4 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
      nbb20116 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
        kittyluvskookieabout 1 year55 stars
        Very good. Recommend it to ANYONE!!
        • 29zabraham
          29zabrahamabout 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.
                    • bootiful\almost 2 years
                      i read this book at my class once and this book is amazing i suggest u to read it.