Trailer ã Number the Stars PDF by à Lois Lowry

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com for reviews on children s books like this regarding the Holocaust and WWIINumber the Stars by Lois Lowry is a book I read years ago It s historical fiction but highlights the horror of WWII It s a meaningful story that demonstrates what friends will do for each other when in need This is an easy chapter book for middle grade students and older I have recently re read it as an adult and was captivated once again 5 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 to Sweden Lois Lowry fictionalizes a true story account to bring this courageous tale to life She brings the experience to life through the eyes of 10 year old Annemarie Johannesen, whose family harbors her best friend, Ellen Rosen, on the eve of the round up and helps smuggles Ellen s family out Ten Year Old Annemarie Johansen And Her Best Friend Ellen Rosen Often Think Of Life Before The War It S Now 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 4.
5 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 WWII Holocaust 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 7,000 across the sea to Sweden, saving them from deportation and almost certain death.
The 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.
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 profoundly to adults This book is a powerful illustration of that reality At 137 pages counting the Afterword of fairly large print, it s a quick read, which I blazed though in three days and the language and diction, while not dumbed down in any sense, is simple enough for readers as young as the 10 year old protagonist to understand But the depth of meaning in a st 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 delves 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 quite emotional To think what cruel people condoned because of differences in humankind is atrocious, but this book was wonderful.
Lowry provides the right balance of positive and negative emotion ensuring readers aren t swept up enti 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 friends in my mind e

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 Lord he who numbers the stars one by one How can anyone Number the Stars Annemarie wonders.
My favorite part of the book is when Ellen and AnneMarie are looking out over the bay and they say that s Swedan over there The fact that they talk about Swedan shows me that they are hopeful, curious, and anxious.
Anyone who is interested in the i was clearing out my closet over the weekend and found a box of old books that i read as a kid i 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 quick re read, i feel comforted knowing 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 know to be right, even when it might be hard or dangerous or unpopular and i hope 10 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 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 als

Lois Lowry

Trailer ã Number the Stars PDF by à Lois Lowry 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