Number the Stars



Reading Number The Stars Author Lois Lowry 9tvuk.us 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.Number the Stars

Taken from Lowry s website I ve always felt that I was fortunate to have been born the middle child of three My older sister, Helen, was very much like our mother gentle, family oriented, eager to please Little brother Jon was the only boy and had interests that he shared with Dad together they were always working on electric trains and erector sets and later, when Jon was older, they always Taken from Lowry s website I ve always felt that I was fortunate to have been born the middle child of three My older sister, Helen, was very much like our mother gentle, family oriented, eager to please Little brother Jon was the only boy and had interests that he shared with Dad together they were always working on electric trains and erector sets and later, when Jon was older, they always seemed to have their heads under the raised hood of a car That left me in between, and exactly where I wanted most to be on my own I was a solitary child who lived in the world of books and my own vivid imagination.Because my father was a career military officer an Army dentist I lived all over the world I was born in Hawaii, moved from there to New York, spent the years of World War II in my mother s hometown Carlisle, Pennsylvania, and from there went to Tokyo when I was eleven High school was back in New York City, but by the time I went to college Brown University in Rhode Island , my family was living in Washington, D.C.I married young I had just turned nineteen just finished my sopho year in college when I married a Naval officer and continued the odyssey that military life requires California Connecticut a daughter born there Florida a son South Carolina Finally Cambridge, Massachusetts, when my husband left the service and entered Harvard Law School another daughter another son and then to Maine by now with four children under the age of five in tow My children grew up in Maine So did I I returned to college at the University of Southern Maine, got my degree, went to graduate school, and finally began to write professionally, the thing I had dreamed of doing since those childhood years when I had endlessly scribbled stories and poems in notebooks.After my marriage ended in 1977, when I was forty, I settled into the life I have lived ever since Today I am back in Cambridge, Massachusetts, living and writing in a house dominated by a very shaggy Tibetan Terrier named Bandit For a change of scenery Martin and I spend time in Maine, where we have an old it was built in 1768 farmhouse on top of a hill In Maine I garden, feed birds, entertain friends, and readMy books have varied in content and style Yet it seems that all of them deal, essentially, with the same general theme the importance of human connections A Summer to Die, my first book, was a highly fictionalized retelling of the early death of my sister, and of the effect of such a loss on a family Number the Stars, set in a different culture and era, tells the same story that of the role that we humans play in the lives of our fellow beings.The Giver and Gathering Blue, and the newest in the trilogy Messenger take place against the background of very different cultures and times Though all three are broader in scope than my earlier books, they nonetheless speak to the same concern the vital need of people to be aware of their interdependence, not only with each other, but with the world and its environment.My older son was a fighter pilot in the United States Air Force His death in the cockpit of a warplane tore away a piece of my world But it left me, too, with a wish to honor him by joining the many others trying to find a way to end conflict on this very fragile earth.I am a grandmother now For my own grandchildren and for all those of their generation I try, through writing, to convey my passionate awareness that we live intertwined on this planet and that our future depends upon our caring , and doing , for one another

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  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 137 pages
  • Number the Stars
  • Lois Lowry
  • English
  • 08 September 2019
  • 0440227534

10 thoughts on “Number the Stars

  1. says:

    Seeof my reviews at www.bookaddicthaven.comThe 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 attention.Like most readers, I ve read plenty of books set during the WWII era Some were graphic and shocking in their descriptions of the horre Seeof my reviews at www.bookaddicthaven.comThe second of the books that we listened to on my rece...

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    i read this in hardback, when it first came out, and i d say it was probably the reason i became addicted to WWII holocaust literature history 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, but imaginable for me i loved annemarie, i identified with her in 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 fune i read this in hardback, when it first came out, and i d say it was probably the reason i became addicted to WWII holocaust literature history 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, but imaginable for me i loved annemarie, i identified with her in 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 ...

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    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 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 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 Denmark that Jews were to be detained and then sent to the death camps Within hours the ...

  4. says:

    I know I can t believe I m just now reading this What kind of a children s librarian am I This 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 books.However, the author s note at the end affected me deeply I don t know a lot about my Danish heritage I ve alw I know I can t believe I m just now reading this What kind of a children s librarian am I This 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 books.However, the author s note at the end affected me deeply I don t know a lot about my Danish heritage I ve always thought it was a sort of boring one Most people I ve known 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 friendsin my mind exotic backgrounds.I was amazed...

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    Lowry doesn t waste a word in NUMBER THE STARS, starting with Annemarie and Ellen s frightening run in with German soldiers in the opening chapter In quick strokes, Lowry establishes the setting and characters and foreshadows Annemarie s subsequent encounters with soldiers, each of which increases the tension The symbol of stars weaves in and out When the crowd of escaping Jews gathers, they are comforted with the words of Psalm 147 O praise the ...

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    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 j...

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    Number the Stars Bantam Doubleday Dell,1989, 152 pp., 5.99Lois Lowery ISBN 0 06 447073 3 Annemarie looked up, panting, just as she reached the corner Her laughter stopped Her heart seemed to skip a beat Halte the soldier ordered in a stern voice 2, Lowery And so begins Lois Lowery s Number the Stars When I first began to read Number the Stars a few years ago, I found that I could hardly get passed page three without dozing off Recently, I had a friend tell me I should give the boo Number the Stars Bantam Doubleday Dell,1989, 152 pp., 5.99Lois Lowery ISBN 0 06 447073 3 Annemarie looked up, panting, just as she reached the corner Her laughter stopped Her heart seemed to skip a beat Halte the soldier ordered in a stern voice 2, Lowery And so begins Lois Lowery s Number the Stars When I first began to read Number the Stars a few years ago, I found that I could hardly get passed page three without dozing off Recently, I had a friend tell me I should give the book another chance I decided to give it another go This time around, I had a very different reaction and I couldn t put the book down The story is about a ten year old girl living in Copenhagen, Denmark during t...

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    I had to read this one to fit a challenge I was taking part in had to find a book set in Denmark, and my options for that were slim I m happy I chose this classic children s story it left a positive and lasting impression on many for a good reason It mainly focuses on Annemarie Johnansen and her parents helping another family during the dreadful Nazi period in 1943 Apparently her uncle is part of an underground...

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  10. says:

    So cute Not quite what I expected, but still super sweet 3

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