The Resource Number the stars, Lois Lowry

Number the stars, Lois Lowry

Label
Number the stars
Title
Number the stars
Statement of responsibility
Lois Lowry
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In 1943, during the German occupation of Denmark, ten-year-old Annemarie learns how to be brave and courageous when she helps shelter her Jewish friend from the Nazis
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Charlotte Award (New York), Intermediate, 1992.
  • Golden Archer Awards (Wisconsin): Middle/Jr. High, 1998.
  • Great Stone Face Children's Book Award (New Hampshire), 1992.
  • Maine Student Book Award, 1991.
  • National Jewish Book Award, 1990.
  • Newbery Medal, 1990.
  • Rebecca Caudill Young Reader's Book Award (Illinois), 1992.
  • Sydney Taylor Book Award for Older Readers, 1989.
Review
  • Gr 3-7--The gripping story of a ten-year-old Danish girl and her family's courageous efforts to smuggle Jews out of their Nazi-occupied homeland to safety in Sweden. Readers are taken to the very heart of Annemarie's experience, and, through her eyes, come to understand the true meaning of bravery. (Mar. 1989)
  • /* Starred Review */ The author of the Anastasia books as well as more serious fiction (Rabbi Starkey, 1987) offers her first historical fiction--a story about the escape of the Jews from Denmark in 1943. Five years younger than Lisa in Matas' book (below), Annemarie Johansen has, at ten, known three years of Nazi occupation. Though ever cautious and fearful of the ubiquitous soldiers, she is largely unware of the extent of the danger around her; the Resistance kept even its participants safer by telling them as little as possible, and Annemarie has never been told that her older sister Lise died in its service. When the Germans plan to round up the Jews, the Johansens take in Annemarie's friend, Ellen Rosen, and pretend she is their daughter; later, they travel to Uncle Hendrik's house on the coast, where the Rosens and other Jews are transported by fishing boat to Sweden. Apart from Lise's offstage death, there is little violence here; like Annemarie, the reader is protected from the full implications of events--but will be caught up in the suspense and menace of several encounters with soldiers and in Annemarie's courageous run as courier on the night of the escape. The book concludes with the Jews' return, after the war, to homes well kept for them by their neighbors. A deftly told story that dramatizes how Danes appointed themselves bodyguards--not only for their king, who was in the habit of riding alone in Copenhagen, but for their Jews. (Kirkus Reviews, March 15, 1989)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
094239
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lowry, Lois
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Intended audience
670
Intended audience source
Lexile
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 3
  • 7
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Friendship
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Number the stars, Lois Lowry
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
137 p.
Isbn
9780395510605
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780395510605
  • (OCoLC)18947847
Label
Number the stars, Lois Lowry
Publication
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
137 p.
Isbn
9780395510605
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780395510605
  • (OCoLC)18947847

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