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  • Number the Stars
    According to Louis Lowry herself, the idea for this novel was inspired by the history of Nazi-occupied Denmark, as it was narrated to Lowry by her Danish friend, Annelise. Annelise had been a child...

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    In chapter 4 of Number the Stars, Annemarie, Ellen and Kirsti pretend that their paper dolls are headed to Tivoli Gardens amusement park to dance, watch fireworks, ride on the carousel and...

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    The Danes destroyed their own ships so as to stop the Germans from taking them for their “own use.” Annemarie is reminded of this incident in chapter 4 of the book as she is playing with Ellen...

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    Lise was Annemarie’s eldest sister. She died when she was about eighteen years old, two weeks to her wedding to Peter Neilsen. According to Annemarie’s parents, Lise was part of the...

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    In Chapter 9, Uncle Henrik tells Annemarie that it is far easier to be brave when one does not know everything. What he means is that a lack of knowledge about dangerous secrets or impending...

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    Uncle Henrik believes that there are times that if you don’t know everything, you are then able to act bravely. There are times when not having all of the details allows a person to act more...

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    It is necessary for Uncle Henrik and his group to get needed supplies to those who were going to be smuggled to Sweden. By claiming that a death had occurred, they could bring the coffin into the...

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    The phrase “is the weather good for fishing?” is found in the sixth chapter of the book “Number the Stars”. After the Nazi officers visit the Johansen house at about four in the morning in...

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    Uncle Henrik lives all by himself in Gilleleje. Sometimes, his sister who is Annemarie’s mother teases him for not marrying. According to his sister, a good wife would help him take care of the...

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    Lois Lowry's novel Number the Stars is set in Nazi-occupied Denmark in the year 1943. Annemarie Johansen is best friends with a girl her age named Ellen Rosen, who is Jewish and therefore in danger...

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    The climax of Lois Lowry's novel Number the Stars features the story's heroine, Annemarie, making the delivery of a package to her uncle. However, it might be helpful to provide a bit of...

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    In Lois Lowry's book Number the Stars, the Johansens are a family living in Nazi-occupied Copenhagen, Denmark. For a while, they have to pretend that their daughter Annemarie's young friend, Ellen...

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    I believe that you are asking about using code language during a hypothetical situation similar to that of Ellen's and Annemarie's in Number the Stars. Let us first add some background as to why...

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    The color of Annemarie's eyes was not mentioned in the novel Number the Stars. By looking at textual evidence, the reader can find clues which show the probable color of Annemarie's eyes. One can...

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    Lois Lowry's work of historical fiction, Number the Stars, follows the story of Annemarie Johansen, who puts her life at stake to rescue her Jewish best friend, Ellen Rosen, from being sent to a...

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    Annemarie's Papa and uncle speak in code when referring to Ellen and her family, as well as other Jews. Uncle Henrik helps Jews escape to Sweden on his fishing boat. With the help of Papa, Mama,...

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    Annemarie takes the packet because no one will suspect a little girl. Peter and Annemarie’s parents are preparing the Jews for their escape to Sweden. They are pretending that Annemarie’s...

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    Annemarie grows up a lot during the events of the war. She sees her friend’s family have to run away. Her family participates in Resistance activities. Annemarie learns Denmark is a proud country...

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    Annemarie is sad when she remembers her dead sister, Lise. She was the oldest sister, and she died a few years before. Annemarie was told she was hit by a car. In a way, she was. She was run...

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    Fishing is code for helping Jews out of the country. Annemarie is puzzled when she overhears a conversation between her father and Henrik, her uncle. Henrik is a fisherman. It is a good cover for...

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    In Chapter Six, Mrs. Johansen, Annemarie, and Ellen take the train to Uncle Henrik's house in Gilleleje. When they step off the train at the station, they have to walk about two miles to Uncle...

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    The problem is that Ellen and other Jews need to get out of the country away from the Germans. The solution is that Uncle Henrik is going to smuggle them out. Annemarie is staying on Uncle...

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    One problem is that the Rosens are Jewish, and the solution is for Henrik to smuggle them to Sweden. The story is set during World War II in Denmark. Denmark is a very small country, so it could...

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    Peter is a member of the Resistance. Peter Neilsen is a family friend. He was engaged to Annemarie’s older sister Lise, who died. The Johansens still love Peter, and consider him like a son....

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    Kirsti was sulking because Annemarie and Ellen were racing and left her behind. Kirsti is Annemarie’s younger sister. She felt left out when Annemarie and Ellen decided to race each other down...

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    In the book "Number The Stars," Annemarie Johansen is a ten year old girl living in Denmark during World War II. At such a young age, she has already been called upon to make sacrifices, both for...

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    Denmark faced a variety of changes when the Germans occupied their country. Many changes were gradual. As with other countries during this time, certain things were rationed, and others simply...

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    The Tivoli Gardens were a place of enjoyment for the citizens of Copenhagen before the Nazi occupation. The Danes enjoyed the fun they had there. In Number the Stars, Annemarie recalls her happy...

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    Number the Stars was published in 1989. It is a historical fiction novel which takes place in Denmark during the 1940s. The book primarily takes place in the year 1943, though there are...

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    Annemarie's Uncle Henrik was a fisherman. He lived in a small fishing village on the northern shore of Denmark. He owned a fishing boat "'named the Ingeborg.'" He named his boat after...

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    Annemarie refers to her older sister, Lise, with a sense of sadness throughout the book Number the Stars. It soon is revealed to the reader that Lise died, but it is unclear exactly how. The...

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    The author of Number the Stars, Lois Lowry, explained about her research process to create the story in the Afterword section. She explained that she was inspired to write the story by her...

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    One night while lying in bed, Annemarie and Ellen began talking about Lise. Lise had been Annemarie's older sister, who had died in a tragic accident when she was eighteen-years-old. Lise had...

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    Annemarie overheard her father talking on the telephone to her Uncle Henrik. She found her father's end of the conversation to be peculiar. Her father told her uncle that her mother, her, and her...

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    There were about seven thousand Jews living in Denmark at the start of World War II. Denmark is a small country, but a mighty one. When Denmark was invaded by the Nazis during World War II, the...

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    King Christian X is the king of Denmark, and his people love him because he acts like everyone else and because he stands up for his country against the Nazis. King Christian was well-respected and...

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    The Star of David symbolizes the connection between Annemarie and Ellen and the protection of the Jews. Annemarie is not Jewish, but her best friend Ellen is. The Star of David is an important...

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    Alliteration is used to describe the soldier. Alliteration is a sound device where the initial sounds of words are repeated. It can be used to add a poetic quality to writing. Although some...

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    The Danes destroyed their fleet to prevent the Nazis from getting it and using it in the war effort. When the Nazis invaded during World War II, Denmark fought back. Unable to prevent occupation,...

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    Annemarie and her sister, as well as their mother, do not like the presence of German soldiers in Denmark. We first see this when Annemarie's mother finds out that a soldier stopped her daughter...

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    Mama says that Birte died of an infectious disease so that no one will look in the casket since Birte is not in there. Great Aunt Birte does not exist. She is an invention. When Annemarie finds...

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    Annemarie, the main character, is brave, quick-thinking, and clever. Annemarie demonstrates how brave and quick-thinking she is when she encounters Nazi soldiers and their dogs on the path to the...

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    The book Number the Stars takes places in Denmark during World War II. This book highlights the bravery of the Danish people in helping Jewish people escape to Sweden to avoid persecution by the...

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    In the book Number The Stars, there are several examples of the use of secret code to convey messages to family members that were part of the Danish resistance to the German occupation of Denmark...

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    Shortly before Annemarie, Ellen, her sister, and her mother left for Uncle Henrik's farm, she heard her father on the telephone. He was talking to Uncle Henrik, but their conversation seemed...

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    The first solution in Number the Stars is that Annemarie overcame her fear. When needed, she was filled with courage. In a conversation with Uncle Henrik, he asked Annemarie if she was brave....

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    Although there was usually laughter when Mrs. Johansen and her brother, Henrik, when they spoke, there was none on this night because the subjects they were discussing were so serious. The book is...

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    The place where Jews worship is called a synagogue. The synagogue is mentioned several times in Lois Lowry's book Number the Stars. The first time the synagogue is mentioned is when Annemarie...

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    Uncle Henrik spent the night on his boat so that he could help the Rosen family and several other Jews escape from Denmark. Uncle Henrik left early to go to his boat while everyone else remained at...

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    Annemarie and her mama are uneasy and nervous because of the plans to help the Rosen family escape. Mama tells Annemarie that Uncle Henrik has saved a small amount of butter for them. Annemarie...

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