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Number the Stars (Paperback)

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    As the German troops begin their campaign to "relocate" all the Jews of Denmark, Annemarie Johansen’s family takes in Annemarie’s best friend, Ellen Rosen, and conceals her as part of the family.

    Through the eyes of ten-year-old Annemarie, we watch as the Danish Resistance smuggles almost the entire Jewish population of Denmark, nearly seven thousand people, across the sea to Sweden. The heroism of an entire nation reminds us that there was pride and human decency in the world even during a time of terror and war.

    With a new introduction by the author.

    About the Author


    Lois Lowry is the author of more than forty books for children and young adults, including the New York Times bestselling Giver Quartet and popular Anastasia Krupnik series. She has received countless honors, among them the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, the Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award, the California Young Reader’s Medal, and the Mark Twain Award. She received Newbery Medals for two of her novels, Number the Stars and The Giver. Her first novel, A Summer to Die, was awarded the International Reading Association’s Children’s Book Award. Ms. Lowry lives in Maine.
    www.loislowry.com 
    Twitter @LoisLowryWriter

    Praise For…


    "The whole work is seamless, compelling, and memorable—impossible to put down; difficult to forget."
    The Horn Book
    Product Details
    ISBN: 9780547577098
    ISBN-10: 0547577095
    Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
    Publication Date: May 2nd, 2011
    Pages: 160
    Language: English