1990 Newbery Medal Winner 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.
Winner of the 1990 Newbery Medal.
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About the Author
Lois Lowry is a two-time Newbery Medal winner for Number the Stars and The Giver, the first dystopian novel in a quartet that includes Gathering Blue, Messenger, and Son. She divides her time between Cambridge, Massachusetts, and a 1769 farmhouse in Maine. To learn more about Lois Lowry, visit her website at www.loislowry.com.