Number the Stars

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Number the Stars by Lois Lowry follows the journey of a Jewish family escaping from Copenhagen during the ruthless days of World War II. This novel also shows the strong power of friendship and how solid bonds can move people.
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  • Adam Carpenter
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "Wow! Those are the only words I can bring myself to utter about this book! I, being the person that solemly enjoys any thing, but pure Fantasy found this particulary book a must read!"
  • Raymond Howell
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "This book is a classic and helps introduce children to a difficult and important topic. It reads very smoothly and quickly yet is very good at stimulating deep questions and introspection. This was required reading for me in grade school but has been one of my favorites since then."
  • Anna Woods
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "Yeah... ummm not really sure I would go to Number the Stars as for this topic...I remember reading this in middle school English class and it was not something I would label as being "the BEST". I think The Outsiders would have been a little better. "
  • Mark Foster
    Written on March 3, 2018
    "Number the Stars is a great novel. I like that the novel ties in historical events to make the story line more interesting. "
  • Coco Jin
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "This book would be a perfect one for 5 - 7 grade children learning about WWII. The description on Amazon tells the premise of the story without giving away any necessary details. It is a short read, about 160 pages, which is a good length. History can be boring and this story needs to be told and this author tells it in such a way that you want to keep reading it to the very end. This book was a good choice. I would definitely purchase this book from Amazon if I had kids that age."
  • Jane Campbell
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "Another amazing book by Lois Lowry. I enjoyed the Giver as a child and decided to pick this book up and it did not disappoint. The book too me in to the friendships and relationships of the characters like I was really there. "
  • Sanvi Powar
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "I enjoyed the view of Annemarie and the innocence as we see things from her perspective, that of a young girl during WWII. I would recommend everyone to read this book and let your children learn about the strives that the Jews faced and the people that helped them escape the hands of the Nazi soldier. There are some parts that may seem a little scary for younger children but by far, this is the best I've read for young ones. "
  • Deborah Austin
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "It's a great book, shows good moral values. "
  • Judy Schmidt
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "We bought this book for my son's reading assignment. He really liked it and was very engaged while reading. Great book! "
  • Micaela de la Torre
    Written on February 27, 2018
    "Number of Stars by Lois Lowry offers insight into the Danish Resistance when Annemarie Johansen's family hides, Ellen, her best friend when the German troops start to take the Jews from Denmark. Annemarie is but ten years old, and gives the account of the resistance and the fact that Denmark smuggled almost seven thousand Jews to Sweden to save them. "
  • Phillip Baker
    Written on April 23, 2018
    ""Number the Stars" is one of those books that will forever tug on your heartstrings. The subject matter is very heavy, but reading it and experiencing Annemarie and Ellen's friendship will actually deepen your understanding of your own interpersonal relationships. I think that even though this category is very broad "Number the Stars" is solidly in the top tier of these books."
    William McDonald
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "I really enjoyed this book and it was a fairly short read, so I finished it over the weekend. The characters are compelling and the plot kept me reading. I would recommend this book to anyone that wanted to read about a different perspective on World War II."
    Juan Knight
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "The book was unknown to me until now but that does not mean it is a bad read."
  • Wayne McDonald
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "I read this book in my literature class a few years back. It is a emotionally entertaining study of life during the early years of Hitler's reign. I would recommend it for pre teens as a history lesson that is as involving as it is educational. "
  • Arthur Henderson
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "My wife tutors young kids and is always trying to recommend books for them to read to help develop their reading skills. I searched for the best children's books about tolerance to give her some ideas to give to her students. I recently stumbled upon the Lois Lowery book "Number the Stars". I was impressed with a quick flip through so I told her to let her students give it a try. After recommending it to a couple of her students she has found that they completely love the book, and that it teaches a great lesson about tolerance. This is something that she will definitely continue to recommend to her students from here on out."
  • Larry Collins
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "NICE ONE. I LOVE IT VERY MUCH"
  • Jordan Flores
    Written on February 27, 2018
    "Classic book! This is worth a read by any 12 or 13 year old girl. The story is the thing here and the fact that it takes place in a difficult time is the flavor. Lowry is a treasure and a giver. Every book of hers is well worth a read."
  • Jordan Collins
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "Great story about Germany during WW2 through the eyes of a jewish family. Really encapsulates the feeling of exclusion they had during that time."
  • James Torres
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "Another classic by Lois Lowry. In Number the Stars we follow a Jewish family and how to escaped the many pitfalls of the Nazi regime. This book teaches children about sticking close to the ones you trust and love and how in the end, the most powerful thing above all is family."
  • Patricia Castañeda
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "Such an important book for children who are learning about the Holocaust. My child brought this home one day from their school's library, and after hearing what it was about, I picked it up and thumbed through it. Before I knew it, I borrowed the book to read for myself! I know this is a fictional book, but as I read it, I could vividly see the pictures of what was happening in my head. I loved how the friendship grew into family connections, and seeing that two different families from different cultures worked together to keep everyone safe."
  • Lawrence Ryan
    Written on March 1, 2018
    "This book is great for kids in middle school they will definitely love it."
  • Helen Elliott
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "the best awareness for world war II. it is historical fiction by American author Lois Lowry, about the escape of a Jewish family from Copenhagen, Denmark during World War II.T he 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. The story plot is strong and its well written."
  • Kathleen Schultz
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "Great book bringing a historical moment to life. Get to experience a family opening themselves to another girl while they all try to survive a bad period."
  • Russell Scott
    Written on March 11, 2018
    "An excellent book for today's youth, one that shows what real perseverance in the face of adversity looks like. I first read Number the Stars when I was 34 years old, and wish I would have discovered it even earlier. Easy to read, but complex and rewarding. "
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  • Betty Holland
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "Number the Stars by Lois Lowry is a historical literature book I first read in middle school and still enjoy today. The story is told from the perspective of ten year old Annemarie Johansen whose Christian family risks their lives to hide her Jewish friend, Ellen, from the Nazis during World War II. The book is compelling, a little scary at times, and asks some difficult questions about humanity. I think it would be a good educational book to teach children about the courage the people of Denmark showed in saving Jewish people from the Nazis."
  • Charles Jensen
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "Number the Stars is a moving story about a Jewish family fleeing Copenhagen during WW2 to escape the Nazis and the Holocaust. It's a story of trials, tribulation, friendship, and loyalty. It truly is a moving story that I'll never forget reading."
  • Angela Stanley
    Written on March 9, 2018
    "This movie is so fantastic, it has touched me, and made me cry. It looks like you are watching history, and this movie must be watched that people agree with each other that such things not to be repeated by by humanity. "
  • Philip Stephens
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "Wow this book is extremely powerful. Definitely a must read for middle school-ers. Great solution!"
  • Judith Campbell
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "Number the Stars topic matter may seem scary, but it is really age appropriately written. You'll learn about the time and feel like you are right there with the character."
  • Billy Fernandez
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "Number the Stars is a story that follows Annemarie Johansen and her family. German troops began sweeping Denmark and relocating all of the Jewish population to camps, but Annemarie takes in her best friend, Ellen Rosen, and conceals her from them. This story is really engaging and heart pounding, but offers a very solid read for learning about the time when Hitler came to power. I highly recommend this book."
  • Eric Gonzales
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "My daughter had to read this book for school. She couldn't stop telling me about and finally convinced me to read it with her. I am happy I did. This was a very moving story about love and perseverance. I think that every kid should have to read this for school. "
  • Jerry Hughes
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "It gets pretty deep for a childrens book. I would wait until they are a bit older to tackle this one."
  • Andrea Welch
    Written on March 8, 2018
    "I am always in search of a great book. Someone recently recommended Number the Stars to me, and it was such a great read! It follows the journey of a Jewish family who escaped from Copenhagen. The theme is friendship, which is something that I love. It was an excellent read, and I highly recommend it."
  • Sharon Gibson
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "While this book is fictional, it is so well-written it can also be thought of as fact. It is an excellent short story, that intrigues the imagination and is appropriate for today's older youth."
  • Sandra Ramos
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "I have been always curious about the jews. This story tells a dramatic story like no other"
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