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Number the Stars Hardcover – April 24, 1989
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The evacuation of Jews from Nazi-held Denmark is one of the great untold stories of World War II. On September 29, 1943, word got out in Denmark that Jews were to be detained and then sent to the death camps. Within hours the Danish resistance, population and police arranged a small flotilla to herd 7,000 Jews to Sweden. Lois Lowry fictionalizes a true-story account to bring this courageous tale to life. She brings the experience to life through the eyes of 10-year-old Annemarie Johannesen, whose family harbors her best friend, Ellen Rosen, on the eve of the round-up and helps smuggles Ellen's family out of the country. Number the Stars won the 1990 Newbery Medal.
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Grade 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.
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If you've read the Diary of Anne Frank, this is very different. There are some parts that may seem a little scary for younger children but by far, this is the best I've read for young ones. There are no graphic details of the trauma and abuse. While some things are mentioned in a way you get the idea that something bad has happened, its done in a way that is gentle for readers.
This was a sad story...
(Until the end)
It's about world war two, and my device tried to autocorrect two into Twitter right now, not sure why...
Well, I was supposed to read this for school, and I finished half of it in one hour. :)
Anyway, I thought the thing with the handkerchiefs was really cool, and I won't say more because some people just might not want spoilers.
So, if you haven't read this, and are wondering if you should, then listen to me,
Ending: everything is happy be cause the war ends.
Although, about half way Through, it was just depressing, and I read it more just to get it over with XD but the ending was good, so yeah. It's nice. I am giving four stars, because it isn't a bad book in any way, just two things:
First, it's an amazing book, but four stars because I just don't prefer emotional books. That's all :)
Second, I found an ERROR!!! =P