Wednesday, November 11, 2009

A-Z Wednesday

A-Z Wednesday is hosted by Vicky of Reading at the Beach. To join, look here.

This weeks letter is: N

Number the Stars by Lois Lowry

Book Description:
Ten-year-old Annemarie Johansen and her best friend Ellen Rosen often think about life before the war. But it's now 1943 and their life in Copenhagen is filled with school, food shortages, and the Nazi soldiers marching in their town.
The Nazi won't stop. The Jews of Denmark are being "relocated," so Ellen moves in with the Johansens and pretends to be part of the family.

Then Annemarie is asked to go on a dangerous mission. Somehow she must find the strength and courage to save her best friend's life. There's no turning back now. --

My thoughts:
I read Number the Stars several years ago and have also listened to the book with my children. This is a very intense and exciting story. One that you won't easily forget. If your children are learning anything about World War II this book is a must read.


  1. This was sitting on my son's shelf,and then I lent it to a friends son and so I decided to read it when I got it back. Took me about an hour (at work), I thought it was pretty good.


  2. This has been one of my favorites for a long time and like to re-read it every so often.

  3. I've read the Giver by her but hadn't heard of this one until now. I'll have to check it out. It looks like something I would enjoy reading.

  4. To be honest, I don't read many books that take place during WW2. They're usually just too heavy for me.

  5. I keep meaning to read this one as two of my three have read it for school and told me it's good.

    Here's my N book.

  6. I've heard of this book and keep meaning to read it. I like your veteran's day tribute. Thanks for stopping by.

  7. Sounds like a great read!

    Thanks for playing!

  8. I read this book with my little book club, I loved it. thanks for playing.



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