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Number The Stars
Number The Stars
Author: Lois Lowry
ISBN-13: 9780440700319
ISBN-10: 0440700310
Publication Date: 8/1/1990
Pages: 144
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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4.3 stars, based on 25 ratings
Publisher: Yearling
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 5
The most age appropriate book about this subject I've seen so far. I read almost anything I can find on the Holocaust, all parts of it, whether it's academic, YA, anything and most of the "YA" I've read so far isn't what I'd give my daughter until she's an older teenager/young adult.
Even though this is fiction it's based on a true story and I love that Lowry adds at the end what is real and what's not. I also love how she touches on a part of the Holocaust that isn't written about for the most part.
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Helpful Score: 4
My grandmother gave me this book. I am 8 years old, and she and I both loved this book.
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Wonderful story for adults and kids to read together -- it tells the story of the courage of the Danish people during the Nazi era.
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In this book for youth, a "Gentile" family is faced with a hard reality during World War II. This reality is that the German occupiers do not want the Jewish people to thrive or to even survive. This causes a crisis for the family, because they are dear friends with a small Jewish family.

The book is very sensitively written, yet it does express the conflicts that arose during World War II. I loved it and thought it was written in such a way that one could use this book as a place to teach children about the history of World War II without overwhelming details of horror.
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Annemarie and her best friend Ellen, a Jewish girl, are not very afraid of the soldiers standing on the street corners. They have blended in, and they hardly remember life without them. However, their parents are terrified of them, and one night, Ellen and her family must hide. Ellen's parents disappear, and Ellen must pose as Annemarie's sister.
How long can Annemarie and her family fool the Nazis?

Simply told, Lois Lowry weaves yet another story for younger readers (though adults will enjoy it as well) that will keep them reading through the end.
My only complaint is the cover, which does not match the discription of any of the characters, and that I can only find this book in paperback. I have been looking for a long time (on other sites other than PaperBack Swap) and have not found it in hardcover, which is too bad because this book is worth it.
Don't let the fact that it's in paperback stop you from getting this book. Even though it is not directly a true story, it will give readers a taste of life during WWII.
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Read it aloud every year to my 4th grade class. Awesome book!!
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One of my favorite books. I have read this book several times. The main character is not Jewish, but her best friend is and it's about how the main character's family protects her friend's Jewish family during the WWII Nazi regime. A great book for a young reader or adult. Highly recommend. Surprised this one hasn't been made into a movie yet.
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An amazing book about Jews, the Holocaust, and the friendship that survived it. Loved it!
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even though this is a book for younger paople, there are interesting historical points in it. Avery quick read.
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One of the few Holocaust book I've read featuring the perspective of a child who is not Jewish herself. The heroine must try to understand the violence happening all around her while at the same time help her family to protect the persecuted. Like all of Lowry's books, Number of the Stars is subtle yet deeply meaningful.
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Great young adult book about life in Copenhagen during World War II. A must read for young people.
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Had to read for Children's Literature course; thought it was great and every middle school child should read this book! Wonderful!!!
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I have read many books about the Nazi occupations in Europe, but this really had to be one of the best. In it, a young girl must risk her life to protect her Jewish friend. In the end I learned a lot more about Denmark, the Nazi Occupation, and the lengths authors go to to research a great story.
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Touching story written for young adults about the holocaust. The story is told through the eyes of a 9 year old girl in Nazi occupied Denmark.
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No wonder this was a Newbery Medal Winner. This book is a very good historical tale (WW II) which is quite apropos to todays world and needs. Makes good family time reading - but be prepared for questions and discussion.
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I enjoyed this book because I like books about the Holocaust and World War II. I thought it portrayed the plight of a young girl very well, and was an interesting story.
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A wonderful book for all ages. My Mom and I read it and we both loved it! One of Lois Lowery's best work.
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I read this book a while back but it is wonderful. It portray's evidence of what happened during this time period from different perspectives. Love it! :)
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This book is really touching
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This is a wonderful book about the Jews and the Nazis! It's so much better than the movie!!
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My 8th grader read this book and learned alot from it. She really felt for the characters.
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i loved this book! It was a very good book to read. I read it in 4th grade and it taught me alot about jews and hitler.
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Newbery winner. Reading level is 5.2.
Story of a 10-year old danish jewish girl in hiding during WWII.
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one of my favorite books. and amazing story of friendship.
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A Newberry-Award winning children's book about the realities of the Holocaust in Denmark, 1943. The story is told from the POV of a 10 year old girl whose best friend's family is Jewish. Though the story is fiction, the author's note at the end states that the story is equal parts nonfiction and fiction. An amazing, quick read about how far people will go to protect another.
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Good book for younger readers about the Holocaust. I read it in elementary school... a few years ago.
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I still remember reading this book as a child. Great read!
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The 1990 Newbery Award Medal winner for children's literature. Set in Copenhagen at the time of the Nazi invasion, the Jews are being relocated. The main characters, two young girls, are in life-threatening danger. Can Annemarie save her Jewish friend's life?
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Good historical fiction book. Both young kids and adults will enjoy.
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A must read for any student studying the Holocaust.
As an adult it had me from Page 1.
There were "upstanders" and the Danes were a shining example.
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Finally read Number the Stars by Lois Lowry which I have long wanted to read. Yes, it is a children's book but a very good one. I was so pleased to learn what happened to the Danes during WWII. What wonderful, brave people they were to save so many of their Jewish people in such skillful ways. Lowry bases the story on real incidents and her characters on those brave souls she read about as she did her research for this book. This is a must read for teens and adults alike.
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This is a well written book about the hardships that the Danish had to endure during the nazi occupation.
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I love this book its really fun to read. i love how i could never put it down. Very intense and interesting.
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An excellent book which I encourage everyone to read. The story of history and this girl's life during that time is saddening and yet inspiring.
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Best. Best. Best. Best book. my 1st grade teacher read it to us, and everyone loved it then, and still does. i own it, and have now read it quite a few times. i find it so interesting that people accuaily beleve that the Holocaust did not happen. i also find it interesting that, people who serve God have ALWAYS been percicuted-since the beginning of time, yet, Christianity is the one religion that has lasted the longest, and even today, CONTINUES to grow. weather in China, where the government chooses your religion for you, to muslum contries where people are killed for leaving the religion-missionaries live there. they live for Him. changing lives daily. for Him.
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This book was a very good stories for both girls and boys. It gives a glimpse of what a true Christian should be. Also it give you a glimpse of what the Jewish people had to go through during the time of Hitler.
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one that all should read. it's rather incredible to walk through the story and know that you're only reading what so many lived through.
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A moving, inspiring story that kept me on the edge of my seat. Every school child should read this story about life for the Jews in Denmark under Nazi rule in 1943. It would give them a real appreciation for their life here today!
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Number the Stars is another book about World War II, about a Jewish family that goes into hiding. It is a good book if you are looking for fact mixed with fiction, and an ending to leave you guessing.
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This book was required reading for a class I took on children's literature. It's an excellent book, compelling and thought provoking. All children should read and be provided access to such wonderful literature.
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Very moving story with lots of elements of truth.
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Jewish Ellen moves in with her friend Annamarie in Denmark to escape the Nazi deportation of Jews.
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Living in Denmark during WWII Annemarie learns that no one is too young to help out in resisting Nazi Germany. One of the few books on the holocaust with a happy ending.
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THis is a truly awesome and inspirational book. Great for any young person to read and learn about what life was like during a very trying time.
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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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Good book, has a nice plot to it.
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This book is one of my favorite books i have read so far.
very intersting that i have to read it 3 times.You would love the
way annemarie sister kristie has alot of spunk.
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Excellent!!!
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I loved this book!
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Newbery Award Winner 1989. Thought provoking story. Well characterized people recognizable by today's readers. WWII story set in Nazi occupied Copenhagen. Many of the problems are ones faced today.
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This book is great for younger readers. It shares informations about the olocaust with the gruesome details. It's an easy read. A girl risks her life for her best friend, a jewish girl.
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has the number 10 on the inside cover. A great book for older kids!
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This was a short story but a memorable one. When times are tough even children can be strong and do what's right. Great read. Loved it..
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This is A Newberry Award winner so naturally it is a great book. A quick read that is perfect for the middle school level.
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I read this book before giving it to my granddaughter, ten years old. I always try to do that to avoid unknowingly giving a book with inappropriate references. Number the Stars does a great job of describing what it was like to be a 10 year old Jewish child during the Holocaust, in this case, Denmark. The book is meant for children from 4th to 8th grades so does not engage in horrific discussions of the genocide being committed throughout Europe during WWII...just vague references to murderous Nazis and ongoing events of suspicious nature. The book by Lois Lowry has won numerous awards, including the Newbery Award, is now considered a children's classic, and is ranked in the top 100 of best books for children.
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My favorite book as a child hands down. It has a great story and is well-written
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My daughter liked the book, but at the end of the book the Lord's name was taken in vain. She did enjoy the history of WWII within the book.
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My daughter read this book. She says it was an excellent book. She felt it was informational. Full of drama. Very Cool.
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Great book about the Holocaust for readers 4th - 6th grade and up. A story of a courageous girl and what her family went through to avoid camps. No horrific details (which is ideal for the age of reader).
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Newbery Award Medal Winner