Number the Stars pdf Summary Reviews by Lois Lowry

Number the Stars pdf book is a teen and young adult holocaust book by Lois Lowry.

Number the Stars Summary

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.

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About Lois Lowry Author of Number the Stars pdf Book

Lois Lowry
Lois Lowry

Lois Lowry Author of Number the Stars pdf Book is known for her versatility and invention as a writer. She was born in Hawaii and grew up in New York, Pennsylvania, and Japan. After studying at Brown University, she married, started a family, and turned her attention to writing. She is the author of more than forty books for young adults, including the popular Anastasia Krupnik series. She has received countless honors, among them the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, the Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award, the California Young Reader’s Medal, and the Mark Twain Award. She received Newbery Medals for two of her novels, NUMBER THE STARS and THE GIVER. Her first novel, A SUMMER TO DIE, was awarded the International Reading Association’s Children’s Book Award. Several books have been adapted to film and stage, and THE GIVER has become an opera. Her newest book, ON THE HORIZON, is a collection of memories and images from Pearl Harbor, Hiroshima, and post-war Japan. A mother and grandmother, Ms. Lowry divides her time between Maine and Florida. To learn more about Lois Lowry, see her website at

Number the Stars pdf, Paperback, Hardcover Book Information

Number the stars pdf
Number the stars pdf
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Laurel Leaf; 1998th edition (February 9, 1998)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Mass Market Paperback ‏ : ‎ 136 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0440227534
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0440227533
  • Reading age ‏ : ‎ 9 – 11 years, from customers
  • Lexile measure ‏ : ‎ 670L
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 3.2 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 4.25 x 0.4 x 6.88 inches
  • Best Sellers Rank: #969,328 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  • #166 in Children’s Holocaust Fiction Books (Books)
  • #180 in Teen & Young Adult Holocaust Historical Fiction
  • #2,435 in Teen & Young Adult Fiction on Girls’ & Women’s Issues (Books)
  • Customer Reviews: 4.8 out of 5 stars    12,046 ratings

Number the Stars Reviews


5.0 out of 5 stars For All Ages
Reviewed in the United States on July 11, 2022

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My 10yr daughter read this with her 4th grade Co-Op class (one of five for the school year); eye opening, empathy provoking, discussed with peers and gleaned a wealth of knowledge. She grew compassionately, saw good and evil, and came to conclusions *on her own*, not being force fed some misplaced racism that falls ultimately back to her. Too much a burden to bear.


5.0 out of 5 stars Gentle yet Undiluted Truth
Reviewed in the United States on June 22, 2022

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The Holocaust was a travesty perpetrated by twisted minds and must not be forgotten lest we miss the signals of such impending doom. Yet how to tell of such horrors to children? This story is a gentle slice of life about two friends caught in the events yet told from the voices of innocent children. There is no adult voice to frighten the children; only the certainty that the children will understand later on. It is a masterful accomplishment.

Mrs. E. A. Marks

5.0 out of 5 stars Powerful Story.Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 25, 2021

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I bought this book for myself – because I had already bought and read The Boy in Striped Pyjamas and I sometimes think wartime stories can be more powerful if they are directed at children.
Well I read this in one hit and I was charmed by it. Having studied the war and the Holocaust for probably nigh on 40 years now, I was aware of Denmark’s careful handling of its Jews and I have to say they deserve great credit for their endeavour to prevent meekly handing over people of their own, who just happened to be Jewish.
The depictions of the Nazi soldiers chimed perfectly with elderly Dutch people I know who were children at that time – I wish I knew why occupying soldiers felt the need to always be so nasty – but the firm need not to ask questions, because if you happen to be being bullied then ignorance is bliss, was an extremely mindful piece of advice.
Thank you, Wendy Lower, for a beautiful book, a book of kindness and great honesty at a time when friends were a much needed and very blessed commodity.

elizabeth turner

4.0 out of 5 stars This book is a clever book in that it deals with such dark times in a light way
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 22, 2022

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This book deals with unbelievable scary story of News having to leave their homes in ways that are difficult to imagine. It’s clever because the book does it through the eyes of a child therefore it retains a lighter touch enabling it to deliver the dark, foreboding story whilst keeping a warm and innocent element. It’s a book that I can see is used to educate people particularly the young in the horrors of WW2. A very good read

Simon C – Ipswich

5.0 out of 5 stars Engaging and absorbing
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 4, 2020

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I really enjoyed this. My second children’s book of the year. It was easily enjoyed by this adult though! A WW2 story with a difference as it is told from the perspective of a young girl.

It was recommended to me as an example of an excellent writing style.

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