Life matters in Number the Stars... Perfect for young readers!
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“Number the Stars” by Lois Lowry is a realistic fiction Holocaust novel about a young girl Annemarie, who lives in 1943 Denmark under German occupation. When her best friend’s family is in danger, she must learn to be brave to protect them. What an inspiring and more so, challenging perspective for young readers to relate to. Lowry’s descriptive imagery presents a clear picture into how both Annemarie and Ellen feel in each frightening situation they encounter. Her opinion on this topic is obvious and common to all who know of the severity of this tragedy. Because most of the intended readers of this piece are between the ages of 10 and 14, Lowry believes it’s crucial to expose them to negative truth even if it seems too soon. They are at an age where they are becoming set in what they believe is ethically right so it’s important to being to light these themes of doing the right thing, and being brave enough to stand up for what you believe in.
I thoroughly enjoyed this story because it was a reality based on a true story and very well could be again. It proves that people are capable of evil but more than that, they are capable of good, in standing up for what is morally right. The content is just right for engaging any reader to keep reading. It tastefully introduces and discusses a fragile topic that young people will understand fully in time.
Number The Stars...Because it deserves more than 5
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Reader reviewed by Brittany Leigh
After reading The Giver, I had to read more from Lois Lowry. I found this book and read it in a day.
This is a true story that Lowry fictionalized. It takes place in 1943 in Denmark during the 2nd World War. It tells the tale of a ten year old girl, Annemarie, and her family as they try to help the Annemarie's Jewish friend, Ellen, get out of the Nazi-held country.
I cried during this but I also rooted for teh good guys. This is a story that will make you want to pop open the history books and read up on things you thought were boring at first.
It's a timeless story and won the Newbery Medal in 1990l.
I red this book for school and imediatlly fell in love with it. The story tells about annemarie Johansen and her Jewish freind, Ellen Rosen during the early 1940s. Annemarie and her family must save Ellen, her family and many others from being "relocated" by the Nazis. This was deffinatley one of my favorite books and I really reccomend it.
This book is a great, short read. The plot is about two friends who have to live life together with the nazis invade their town. Then, one of the girls is forced to live with the other. This is all because she is a Jew and will be found. Then, they plan to escape their town.
Number the Stars by Lois Lowry is a magnificent book that will not only inspire Jewish people, but can inspire anybody around the world. This universal book tells the story of a girl who has to keep her best friend, who happens to be Jewish, hidden during the Holocaust. Copenhagen, Denmark is where this story takes place. During the Holocaust people of Denmark were captured if the German soldiers found out they were Jewish. Number the Stars tells the story of two best friends and how one of them is trying to get to freedom in Sweden.
I read this book last year in Miss.Breslin's class. Some parts were hard to bear and things were hard for people. We are taught to be nice, so things like The Holocaust and Slavery don't happen. People were taken from their homes and used as slaves, both were hgorrible times.+
This is a story about a young girl named Annemarie, and her best friend Ellen, who is jewish. The Germans are taking over and trying to kill all the Jews, what will annemarie do to try to help Ellen and her family escape from Hitler and his army? Can she help save others too? a great book to read if you like an adventurouse and danger filled story!
Reader reviewed by Amanda (from Mrs.Siorek's class)
This story is about a girl named Annemarie, and her best friend Ellen. This story takes place in Denmark in 1943. Ellen is Jewish and needs to hide from the Nazis or they will relocate her to a concentraioin camp. This book tells what courage it took to hide from the nazis and to hide them. This book was very intese and sad
Number the Stars is a brilliant, inspiring, suspensful book. This book is so good it deserves to have a sequel. This book is not fact after fact after fact, but a story with historical fiction in a story. I would recommend this book to anyone I met. Lowry created a masterpiece when she wrote this marvoleous book. I guarantee it will captivate, entertain, and teach your mind things. I just can not tell you how good this book is. There is no word that can describe this excellent book. I really hope you read this book.