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Number the Stars

Number the Stars
  

A powerful story set in Nazi occupied Denmark in 1943. Ten-year-old Annemarie Johansen is called upon for a selfless act of bravery to help save her best-friend, Ellen - a Jew.

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ISBN 9780007383634
Barcode 9780007383634
Published 20 December 2012 by HarperCollins Publishers
Available in EPUB format
Software Read in Browser or Adobe Ebook Compatible Device
Language en
Author(s) By Lowry, Lois
Series Essential Modern Classics
Availability Wheelers ePlatform

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Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9780007383634
ISBN-10 0007383630
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint HarperCollinsChildrenasBooks
Publication Date 20 December 2012
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format EPUB ebook – ePub edition
Edition ePub edition
Author(s) By Lowry, Lois
Series Essential Modern Classics
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Adventure Stories
Historical Fiction
Historical Figures & Biographies
War Stories
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
NSW Ebook Premier's Reading Challenge 2019
Ebook Challenge Level: 7-9
VIC Ebook Premier's Reading Challenge
Ebook Challenge Level: 7-8
Challenge Level: 6-9
Number of Pages 144
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile;Primary and secondary/elementary and high school
Dewey Code 813.54
Catalogue Code 445334

Description of this Electronic Book

A powerful story set in Nazi occupied Denmark in 1943. Ten-year-old Annemarie Johansen is called upon for a selfless act of bravery to help save her best-friend, Ellen - a Jew.
It is 1943 and for ten-year-old Annemarie Johansen life is still fun - school, family, sharing fairy stories with her little sister. But there are dangers and worries too - the Nazis have occupied Copenhagen and there are food shortages, curfews and the constant threat of being stopped by soldiers. And for Annemarie the dangers become even greater... her best-friend Ellen is a Jew. When Ellen's parents are taken away to be 'relocated' by the Nazis, Ellen is taken in by Annemarie's parents and suddenly Annemarie's family are under threat too. Annemarie has to call upon all her resources for courage and bravery as she helps her friend make a daring escape. A Newbery Medal winner by an acclaimed author *For readers from 8 to 12 *

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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.' TES

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Author's Bio

Lois Lowry was born in Hawaii, the daughter of a US army officer. Her writing career began with articles and short stories for adults, but she switched to writing for children after an editor spotted her talent for writing for young teenagers. Number the Stars is based on the childhood experiences of a friend who had grown up in Europe at the time of the Second World War. The cover photo is of that friend.

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