Number the Stars
Winner of the Newbery Medal. Newly reissued in the Essential Modern Classics range.
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||Jews Persecution, Newbery Medal
Description of this Book
Winner of the Newbery Medal. Newly reissued in the Essential Modern Classics range. How brave are you, little Annemarie? It is 1943 and for ten-year-old Annemarie Johansen life in Copenhagen is still relatively normal -- school, family, sharing fairy stories with her little sister. But there are dangers and worries too -- food shortages and curfews, and the constant presence of Nazi soldiers. When the German authorities begin their campaign to eradicate the Jews from Denmark, her Jewish best friend Ellen is in danger. Annemarie must summon all her courage and bravery to help Ellen make a daring escape. Inspired by true events of the Second World War, this gripping novel brings the past vividly to life for today's readers.
Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings
||!a decent, brave and likeable heroine who is caught by accident in harsh political affairs. NUMBER THE STARS is a simple, but effective tale.' -- Times Educational Supplement
||Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)
LOIS LOWRY, author of over thirty novels and twice winner of the Newbery Medal for The Giver and Number the Stars,was born on the 20th of March 1937 in Hawaii. Her father was an Army dentist and the family lived all over the world. She went to Brown University, but left to get married and a raise a family. She settled in Maine, and returned to college receiving a degree from the University of Southern Maine. She fulfilled a childhood dream when she started writing in the 1970s.