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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Number the Stars

Author: Lois Lowry
Title: Number the Stars
Publishing information: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1989, Ages 9-12
Number of Pages: 137
Genre: Historical Fiction

Summary of Plot: Annemarie her family live in Demark during World War 2. Their neighbors and friends are Jews. Annemarie and her family help their neighbors cross the ocean to Sweden. When the Germans come to collect the Jews her family helps hid them and takes them to the sea. Annemarie’s uncle, who is a fisher, takes the Jewish families across the sea.
Your Reaction to the book: I thought that this book was very insightful. I learned a lot about the Demark and the German occupation. I was amazing to learn about how Jewish were able to get out of German occupation countries. There was a lot of hope in this book.

Potential Problems: There was not a lot of mention of the war, but a lot of facts to go with it

Recommendations: people who like historical events, or teaching about what being brave means.

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