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Number the Stars

Number the Stars (Paperback, New edition)

By Lowry, Lois

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Winner of the Newbery Medal. Newly reissued in the Essential Modern Classics range.

ISBN 9780007395200
Barcode 9780007395200
Published 18 November 2011 by HarperCollins Publishers
Format Paperback, New edition
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Series Essential Modern Classics
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ISBN-13 9780007395200
ISBN-10 0007395205
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint HarperCollins
Publication Date 18 November 2011
International Publication Date 1 September 2011
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, New edition
Edition New edition
Author(s) By Lowry, Lois
Series Essential Modern Classics
Category Historical Fiction
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 176
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 11mm
Weight 120g
Interest Age 0-5 years
Reading Age 0-5 years
Library of Congress Jews Persecution, Newbery Medal
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 813.54
Catalogue Code 230375

Description of this Book

Winner of the Newbery Medal. Newly reissued in the Essential Modern Classics range. How brave are you, little Annemarie? It is 1943 and for ten-year-old Annemarie Johansen life in Copenhagen is still relatively normal -- school, family, sharing fairy stories with her little sister. But there are dangers and worries too -- food shortages and curfews, and the constant presence of Nazi soldiers. When the German authorities begin their campaign to eradicate the Jews from Denmark, her Jewish best friend Ellen is in danger. Annemarie must summon all her courage and bravery to help Ellen make a daring escape. Inspired by true events of the Second World War, this gripping novel brings the past vividly to life for today's readers.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review !a decent, brave and likeable heroine who is caught by accident in harsh political affairs. NUMBER THE STARS is a simple, but effective tale.' -- Times Educational Supplement
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

LOIS LOWRY, author of over thirty novels and twice winner of the Newbery Medal for The Giver and Number the Stars,was born on the 20th of March 1937 in Hawaii. Her father was an Army dentist and the family lived all over the world. She went to Brown University, but left to get married and a raise a family. She settled in Maine, and returned to college receiving a degree from the University of Southern Maine. She fulfilled a childhood dream when she started writing in the 1970s.

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