Why Join?

  • Add New Books

  • Write a Review

  • Backpack Reading Lists

  • Monthly Newsletter

Join Now

Number the Stars

Number the Stars

Author(s): Lois Lowry

Location(s): Denmark

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): WW2

Buy Now

In Nazi-occupied Denmark, ten-year-old Annemarie Johansen is called upon for a selfless act of bravery to help save her best friend from a terrible fate.

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

“They plan to arrest all the Danish Jews. They plan to take them away. And we have been told that they may come tonight.”

It is 1943 and life in Copenhagen is becoming complicated for Annemarie. There are food shortages and curfews, and soldiers on every corner.

But it is even worse for her Jewish best friend, Ellen, as the Nazis continue their brutal campaign. With Ellen’s life in danger, Annemarie must summon all her courage to help stage 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.

Review this Book

To review this book, please

Log in

Join TripFiction or sign in if already a member, add a book to the site, and be in with a chance to win a book of your choice to the value of £15 / $18 in our July draw!

All you need to do to see our members only section is click on the 'Sign in or sign up' button below.

Then it's really simple to add a new book