Number the Stars

By Lois Lowry
Houghton Mifflin, Paperback, 9780547577098, 137pp.

Publication Date: May 2011

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Description

A new paperback edition of Lois Lowry's Newbery Award winning classic.

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 known for her versatility and invention as a writer. She 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.



Praise For Number the Stars

"The whole work is seamless, compelling, and memorable--impossible to put down; difficult to forget." Horn Book

"The whole work is seamless, compelling, and memorable -- impossible to put down; difficult to forget." Horn Book Guide

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