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Number the Stars        
         by Lois Lowry         
(See sample Lesson 2)
"He who numbers the stars one by one..."
Chapter 1       KEY
Chapter 2   KEY
Chapter 3 KEY
Chapter 4 KEY
Chapter 5    KEY
Chapter 6 KEY
Chapter 7 -8     KEY
Chapter 9-10  KEY
Chapter 11-12 KEY
Chapter 13-14      KEY
Chapter 15-16     KEY
Ch. 17 & Afterword  KEY
End of Book Review KEY
  Teacher Guide Map 1
  Cover Map 2
Pronunciation Guide
During World War II, the Danish Resistance managed to smuggle almost its entire Jewish population--nearly 7,000 people--to safety.  The characters of the Newbery Award winning book, Number the Stars, spotlight the courage it took to help just one Jewish family escape.

Lois uses her personal experience and memory for inspiration in the writing of this book.  Annemarie Johansen is based on Lois's real life friend Annelise.   Mrs. Lowry used the role played by Annemarie and her family during the occupation of Denmark to help young people develop awareness of the Holocaust and the awfulness of war.

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Another book by Lois Lowry about World War II is Autumn Street.

Other great books by this author:
  • The Giver
  • The Silent Boy
  • The Anastasia series

Visit Lois Lowry's website (     
See the entire list of her books

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Recurrent themes for Lois Lowry seem to be saying goodbye and the interdependence we have with other people.