Number the Stars

Written by Lois Lowry

Published in

About "Number the Stars"

Ten-year-old Annemarie Johansen and her best friend Ellen Rosen often think of life before the war. It's now 1943 and their life in Copenhagen is filled with school, food shortages, and the Nazi soldiers marching through town. When the Jews of Denmark are "relocated," Ellen moves in with the Johansens and pretends to be one of the family. Soon Annemarie is asked to go on a dangerous mission to save Ellen's life.

  • Historical Fiction
  • Young Adult
  • Fiction
  • Classics
  • Childrens
  • Historical
  • Holocaust
  • Middle Grade
  • World War II
  • School
  • Newbery Medal (1990)
  • National Jewish Book Award for Children's Literature (1990)
  • Sydney Taylor Book Award for Older Readers (1989)
  • Jane Addams Children's Book Award Nominee (1990)
  • Charlotte Award (1992)
  • Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award (1991)
  • Charlie May Simon Children's Book Award (1992)
  • Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award (1992)
ISBN9780440227533pages137publisherLaurel Leafseriessettings
  • Denmark
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