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Story at such a young age i think it helped that i was so young when i read this as imagining a ten year old standing up to nazis was something remarkable imaginable for me I Loved Annemarie I Identified With Her loved annemarie i identified with ways i can t really explain i read this book again and again and it never changed there are scenes burned into my memory the fake funeral the ripping of ellen s necklace annemarie with the special packet the idea of all the jews packed into uncle henrik s boat and annemarie running running fast like she did at school when she beat all the boys running with a basket and a red cape only later would i figure out the clever little red riding hood allusion her blond hair trailing it also helped that i had great grandmothers who remembered the war a swedish au pair who told me about seeing denmark from sweden and an insatiable curiosity about things like this so i was looking up things on maps and reading about german shepherds and the scent rags and even when it was card catalogs and old books i was a cross referencer i have notes somewhere of my favorite uotes from the book i also love the ending because it doesn t condescend the ending unlike the book is ambigious in its ending we now the it doesn t condescend the ending unlike the book is ambigious in its ending we Enticing (PI Men to the Rescue know the is over wenow annemarie survived but what does that mean for a little girl after all C S Lewis famously wrote something to the effect that a children s book so bland and simplistic that it could appeal only to children probably has nothing of much real worth to offer to a child reader either He was right the best and truest in the sense of Mary E Wilkins Freeman s comment that All fiction should be true stories written for children speak just as 45 stars for this jewel One reason I enjoy historical fiction is the educational aspect learning about something for the first time This is not your typical WWIIHolocaust book This one tells the story of how the Danish people after their small country was invaded by Germany smuggled nearly the entire population of Jews 7000 across the sea to Sweden saving them from deportation and almost certain deathThe story is told through the eyes of 10 year old Annemarie Johansen and how her family participated in the hiding and smuggling of the Jewish people and their involvement in the Danish Resistance Well done Lois Lowry Winning the 1990 Newberry Medal for outstanding children s literature was well deserved i was clearing out my closet over the weekend and found a box of old books that i read as a Spring Comes to Sanctuary (Welcome to Sanctuary, kidi originally read this when i was about 10 years old and i can tell you that at that age there was no way i understood the depth of horror and severity of the holocaust and i wouldnt have been exposed to that in this story as its rather on the tame side if thats possible for such a tragic event in human history i just remember really wanting to be like annemarie wanting to be the type of friend who would be brave enough to help someone she cared about even when it was seen as wrong and so after a uick re read i feel comfortednowing that i grew into a strong enough person who is brave enough to do everything in my power to help those who need it and to also stand up for what i now to be right even when it might be hard or dangerous or unpopular and i hope 10 year old me would be proud 4 stars. Ves 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 lif. Number the StarsI loved this book I didn t now the Danish Resistance had smuggled about 7000 Jews during World War II transporting them to Sweden hidden in private boats at the risk of being arrested and illed by the Nazis Read it along with Scribd audio to improve my English learning As part of a children s book readathon I am hosting on my blog Number the Stars by Lois Lowry was voted as a winner in the poll We assigned this stellar Newbery Medal winner to this week and have been sharing all our reviews Normally I m not a fan Of Reading Literature That reading literature that into this subject matter but given it was written for young adults children I thought it would be less painful While it was definitely less harsh than a few other books I ve read on the topic it was still uite emotional To think what cruel people condoned because of differences in humankind is atrocious but this book was wonderfulLowry provides the right balance of positive and negative emotion ensuring readers aren t swept up entirely in pain The beautiful tale of unconditional love and support versus horrible actions and words from soldiers standing guard in a foreign country really conveys the message to ids around ten years standing guard in a foreign country really conveys the message to Silver Stirrups (Saddle Club, kids around ten years There were atrocities in the past and we can t hide them but we can showcase them as tastefully as possible Kudos to Lowry I can t wait to take on of her books later this year next year Number the Stars Lois LowryNumber the Stars 1989 is a work of historical fiction by American author Lois Lowry about the escape of a Jewish family the Rosens from Copenhagen Denmark during World War II The story centers on ten year old Annemarie Johansen who lives with her family in Copenhagen in 1943 She becomes a part of the events related to the rescue of the Danish Jews when thousands of Jews were helped to reach neutral ground in Sweden in order to avoid being relocated to concentration camps She risked her life in order to help her best friend Ellen Rosen by pretending that Ellen is Annemarie s late older sister Lise who had died earlier in the war Lise had beenilled by the Nazi military as a result of her work with the Danish Resistance though her former fianc Peter based in part on Danish resistance member Kim Malthe Bruun continues to help them 2017 1395 137 9786003532359 20 1990 24031399 See of my reviews at wwwbookaddicthavencomThe second of the books that we listened to on my recent multi generational girls road trip was Number the Stars I could not have chosen better This story was suspenseful educational and deeply emotional With an age range of 5 years old to 88 years old in the car this book managed to hold all of attentionLike most readers I ve read plenty of books set during the WWII era Some were graphic and shocking in their descriptions of the horrendous acts that took place Others like Number the Stars go a far subtle route choosing to leave much to your imagination while providing just enough information so that the reader can figure out exactly what is going on With two children in the car subtle and less graphic was an obvious benefit However I was amazed by the depth of understanding my 9 year old had of the story that unfolded I was incredibly impressed by the way the author was able to craft a story that appealed to such a broad audience Set in. 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 Cope. A German occupied Denmark in WWII Number the stars tells the story of a teenaged annemarie tells the story of a teenaged Annemarie She and her family helped rescue her best friend Ellen Rosen and her family The two girls had grown up together Like their daughters the parents were best friends also having been neighbors for yearsWhen the German occupation becomes increasingly hostile the writing is on the wall for the Jews The Johansen s are ordinary people that took extraordinary risks to stand against injustice in the only way they Different Class knew how They become active in the resistance movement helping to smuggle targeted groups of people to safetyI don t want to give too much away because this is a story that I believe should be read and experienced by everyone I will say that it was deeply sentimental and thought provoking There was plenty of action and suspense toeep you on the edge of your seat but nothing too terrifying or gory for children This is the first WWII book that I ve read about the Danish resistance movement I greatly enjoyed learning about the Danish culture and the role that Denmark played in WWII The stories about the King of Denmark were especially inspiring Mostly this story was inspirational It is about everyday people that do incredibly courageous things when backed into a corner is about everyday people that do incredibly courageous things when backed into a corner is about the strength of the human spirit This is the Short Stories by Roald Dahl kind of book that makes you reevaluate your values and what you consider important in life Everyone needs a reminder every once in a while especially as the holidays approach I loved every minute of this story It is another one that should probably make the mandatory reading list for school aged children lest we forget the lessons of the past The audio was fabulous as well I highly recommend this book to everyone Inow I can t believe I m just now reading this What Goldilocks the Three Bears kind of a children s librarian am IThis is a nice little story about a family who smuggles some Jewish friends out of Denmark during the Nazi occupation in 1943 I always avoided reading this because it looked depressing but it wasn t It wasn t a light story but it didn t have the horrible scenes that fill most holocaust booksHowever the author s note at the end affected me deeply I don tnow a lot about my Danish heritage I ve always thought it was a sort of boring one Most people I ve nown are descended from Danes or some Scandinavian mix Other than the Vikings there s never seemed to be much of interest there I ve always envied my non Scandinavian friends in my mind exotic backgroundsI was amazed to read though of the courage and indness of the Danes during WWII The afterword spoke of the weeks in 1943 when the Danes smuggled almost their entire Jewish population out of Denmark nearly 7000 people to save them from the Nazi death camps Astonishing It makes me want to learn about where I came from I thoroughly enjoyed this beautifully written Historical Fiction story which I believe was written for children and yet adults may well find it such a worthwhile and enjoyable read as well 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 i read this in hardback when it first came out and i d say it was probably the reason i became addicted to WWIIholocaust literaturehi. Nhagen is filled with school food shortages and the Nazi soldiers marching through town When the Jews of Denmark are relocated Ellen mo.

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