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Number the Stars

Number the Stars

by Lois Lowry

As German troops begin their campaign to "relocate" all the Jews of Denmark, 10-year-old Annemarie Johansen's family takes in Annemarie's best friend, Ellen Rosen, and conceals her by pretending she's part of the family. Then, through Annemarie's eyes, readers watch as the Danish Resistance smuggles almost the entire Jewish population of Denmark — nearly 7,000 people — across the sea to Sweden.

Ages
11, 9, 10
Interest Level
Grades 4 - 6
Grade Level Equivalent
4.5
Lexile Measure
670L
DRA
50
Guided Reading
U
Number of Pages
156
Genre
Classics, Historical Fiction

About the Author

Lois Lowry Two-time Newbery Medal winner Lois Lowry was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. Today she lives and writes in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in a house dominated by a very shaggy Tibetan terrier named Bandit. Her hobbies include gardening, knitting, and photography. Her own photos appear on the covers of her award-winning books Number the Stars and The Giver.

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