Number the Stars
By Lois Lowry
(Houghton Mifflin, Paperback, 9780547577098, 137pp.)
Publication Date: May 2011
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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.
"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