Number the Stars

Number the Stars

by Lois Lowry
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Overview

Number the Stars by Lois Lowry

Ten-year-old Annemarie Johansen and her best friend Ellen Rosen often think about life before the war. But it's now 1943 and their life in Copenhagen is filled with school, food shortages, and the Nazi soldiers marching in their town.

The Nazi won't stop. The Jews of Denmark are being "relocated," so Ellen moves in with the Johansens and pretends to be part of the family.

Then Annemarie is asked to go on a dangerous mission. Somehow she must find the strength and courage to save her best friend's life. There's no turning back now.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780006736776
Publisher: Lions
Publication date: 04/28/1997
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

About the Author

Lois Lowry is the author of more than thirty books for young adults, including the 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 now divides her time between Cambridge and an 1840s farmhouse in Maine. To learn more about Lois Lowry, see her website at www.loislowry.com or follow her on Twitter @LiosLowryWriter.

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Number the Stars 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1672 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My fifth grade class started to read this and I thought it would be a horrible book!I was so wrong!!!! I was one of the best books I have ever read!!!!!!!!! I think everyone should read this !!!! :D
Coby More than 1 year ago
I recently read the book Number the Stars by Louis Lowlry and I thought it was a great book. The setting takes place in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1943 during World War II. This story is about a young girl named Annemarie who, with the help of her family, is trying to save her best friend Ellen and Ellen's family, who are Jews from being discovered by the Nazis. My favorite part of the book is when Ellen and AnneMarie are looking out over the bay and they say that's Swedan over there. The fact that they talk about Swedan shows me that they are hopeful, curious, and anxious.
Anyone who is interested in the Holocaust or the lives of Jewish families and their friends should read this book. I think this is a book I will always remember. I would recommend this book to anyone and everyone who is looking for a good read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thii,s story is to die for! Discriptive,lot of climax, and shows the true meanig of friendship.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I could read this book five times in a row without getting board of it. My favorite tipe of story is books with brave people and i love the hollocast.this book is both of those put together! I love how annemarie stands up for ellen.my favorite charicter is kristie. She reminds me of my sister when she was little.it was sad they drugged the police dogs because i like dogs but they were bad dogs anyway . Eeeeeiiiiuuuuaaaa!!!#1!
Balina More than 1 year ago
Very good read- you will not forget this one
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Impossible to put down, difficult to forget.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very compelling, once you start you cant stop
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book in school, i recommend it to anybody!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My 8 year old grandson wanted to read about WWII and the holocaust but I felt that he was too young to read about the full horror of the time. This seems to have been a wonderful compromise. He was totally absorbed in this and will read further later.
woodstockgrl More than 1 year ago
i loved the book number the stars because it captures you!!! i didn't want to read it at first but after the first page i was hooked!!! (the reason i didn't want to read it was because it looked like a depressing book)!!! but i really enjoyed it!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Number the stars is a real page turner. This book is so decriptive that I almost cried at the end of the book. This book is definetly for people that like suspence. You'll really love this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
BEST BOOK EVER !!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this in 6th grade because the techers read it to us. Every body liked it and the wanted to keep reading. It my favorite book. You should totally get no matter what the other people say. It is enjoyable
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
BEST BOOK EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *CLICK HELPFUL IF YOU AGREE*
Lalaa More than 1 year ago
I read this book for a class in school, and i really enjoyed it. I highly reccommend this book for people who are interested in World War II and The Holocaust. There are moment of suspense, sadness, and even fear. Not being able to know what happens next keeps you excited to just keep reading and reading.
CourtneyMason More than 1 year ago
The first time I read this book was in fourth grade English class. This book is still a favorite and I am now about to be a Senior in high school. This book is short, but very touching. Number the Stars is filled with suspense and you won't want to put the book down. I typically finish it in a matter of hours. I would recommend this reading to anyone.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was dramatic and amazing i could not put the book down
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book has a brave and touching story I would strongly recommed it.
toadette More than 1 year ago
When I started reading Number the Stars I couldn't stop until I knew what was going to happen next. It is a historical fiction and for people who like historical fictions I think that you would like this book. I didn't really know about the Nazi invasion in 1943 but this book gave me alot of information about what happened. I thought the story was well written.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is soooooo amazing you should tottaly read it or you'll be missing out:)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome book !!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book greatly, as i do most of Lois Lowry. this book was based on true events and felt real as you were reading. most books are a little slow starting out. as was this one but it got to the action with just a couple chapters. overall it was a small book but i think that made it all the more enjoyable to read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lois Lowry's Number the Stars Lois Lowry's Number The Stars is a Historical fiction book about the Jews and Germans. In Copenhagen Denmark in 1943. Lois Lowry wrote the book because she wants to tell the world that the Danish families risk their lives for the Jews. They hide Jews and they smuggled them out of the country. They got involved with this issue because they were good neighbors and their neighbors were Jews. This book tells the story the story about one family that helped a Jewish family that was in trouble. The dans risked their life just to help the families. I learned that the Danish families accomplished the trip of families to their destination. The book was interesting and suspenseful. A car pulled outside the car doors slammed everyone was tense no one spoke. The soldiers were pounding on the door, and then the heavy frighteningly familiar staccato of the boots on the kitchen floor. The women with the baby began to weep. The male voice from the kitchen was loud. The soldier said we have observed "he said, that an unusual number of people gathered at the house tonight. The Danish said there has been a death. That is our custom to gather and pay our respect. I am sure you are familiar with our customs. The officer pushed one of her ahead of him and entered the living room. The officer looked for a long time at the casket. When his eyes reached her she looked back at him steadily. The officer asked who died he asked harshly. The girl answered "my great aunt Birte" she lied in a firm voice. The officer moved forward suddenly, across the room to the casket. He placed one gloved hand on its lid. Poor great aunt Birte" he said in a condescending voice. I know it is the custom to pay one's respect by looking your loved one on the face. It seems odd to me that you have it closed this coffin up so tightly." I was stuck to this book because it had me wanting more about what was going to happen next. The author did a good job. Explaining the story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just finished Number the Stars. When I first got the book, I thought it would not be that great, but after a few chapters I could not stop reading it. It was suspenseful and historical . If you like old time books about history or the war you would definitely like this book. The book is not that long and you read it so fast because it is so good and you can't put the book down. I would recommend this book to ages 10& up because it is easy to read and it has to do with two younger girls and how they lived during the holocaust. If I lived during that time I don't know what I would do. I feel this way because one of the main character Ellen was Jewish and she had to stay with the main character Annemarie for a little while until her parents figured out what they were going to do. During that part of the story it was sad because Ellen had to pretend to be Christan and had to stay safe and make sure the Nazi's don't find her.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I luv nuber the stars! It is about a girl annamarie and her bestest friend ellen rosen. Ellen stays with annamarie because she is jewish and the germans are taking the jews to concentration camp. It is great . People who wrote bad reviwes you are SO wrong!!!! :-)