Number the Stars: by Lois Lowry
Author: Lois Lowry
|Ten-year-old Annemarie Johansen and her best friend Ellen Rosen often think of life before the war. It's now 1943 and their life in Copenhagen is filled with school, food shortages, and the Nazi soldiers marching through town. When the Jews of Denmark are "relocated," Ellen moves in with the Johansens and pretends to be one of the family. Soon Annemarie is asked to go on a dangerous mission to save Ellen's life.|
Features: Ikids, Price on Product
Initial Print Run: 15000
Target Age Group: 08 to 12
Physical Info: 0.6" H x 8.09" L x 5.78" W (0.59 lbs) 144 pages
Carton Quantity: 24
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
US SRP: 16.99 US
Pub Date: April 24, 1989
Awards: Newbery Medal | Winner | Children's | 1990 - 1990 ; Rebecca Caudill Young Readers Book Award | Winner | Grades 4-8 | 1992 - 1992
Whether she’s writing comedy, adventure, or poignant, powerful drama—from Attaboy, Sam! and Anastasia Krupnik to Number the Stars and The Giver—Lois Lowry’s appeal is as broad as her subject matter and as deep as her desire to affect an eager generation of readers. An author who is “fast becoming the Beverly Cleary for the upper middle grades” (The Horn Book Magazine), Lois Lowry has written over 20 books for young adults and is a two-time Newbery Medal Winner.
Lois Lowry was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, and attended junior high school in Tokyo, Japan. Her father was a dentist for the U.S. Army and his job entailed a lot of traveling. Lowry still likes to travel.
At the age of 17, Lowry attended Brown University and majored in writing. She left school at 19, got married, and had four children before her 25th birthday. After some time, she returned to college and received her undergraduate degree from the University of Maine.
Lois Lowry didn’t start writing professionally until she was in her mid-30s. Now she spends time writing every single day. Before she begins writing a book, she usually knows the beginning and end of her story. When she’s not writing, Lowry enjoys gardening during the spring and summer and knitting during the winter. One of her other hobbies is photography, and her own photos grace the covers of Number the Stars, The Giver, and Gathering Blue.
Lois Lowry has four children and two grandchildren. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
- Youth & Children | Children | Children's Fiction-Christian
- Children's Book | Children's Fiction, General
- Children's Book | Age 09 and Up
- Juvenile Fiction | Classics
- Juvenile Fiction | Historical | Holocaust
- Juvenile Fiction | Social Issues | Friendship
-World War, 1939-1945
- Theometrics | Secular
- Chronological Period | 1940's
- Cultural Region | Scandinavian
- Topical | Friendship
- Topical | Holocaust
- Catalog Heading | Classics
- Curriculum Strand | Language Arts/Literature
OCLC Number: OCLC#224836902
Guided Reading Level: U
Grade Range: 3-5
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