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Annemarie's friend was Jewish during World War Two. She has to hide her friend who might be taken to concentration camps where she would probably die. Her friend is hidden in Annemarie's house. Then Annemarie's uncle hides them in his boat and takes them to Switzerland.
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The review of this Book prepared by Ashley Nobis

One of the best books for children in recent years about World War II is Lois Lowry's "Number the Stars". The Johansen family does whatever is necessary to shelter and keep their neighbors, the Jewish Rosens, safe from Nazi terror in Denmark. This is historical fiction at its best as the author describes the heroism of Annemarie, the main character, and her family as doing their part for the "Resistance" forces against the occupying Germans.

The review of this Book prepared by Reginald D. Garrard

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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   upbeat Time/era of story    -   1930's-1950's Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Age 7-10    -   Age 11-14 War/Revolt/Disaster on civilians    -   Yes Conflict:    -   Holocaust

Main Character

Gender    -   Male    -   Female Profession/status:    -   teacher Age:    -   a kid Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)    -   Eastern European


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   5 () Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Germany Misc setting    -   resort/hotel

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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