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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...

Latest answer posted February 23, 2016, 3:19 pm (UTC)

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Annemarie Johansen's older sister, named Kirsten Elizabeth and called Lise by her family, died mysteriously one rainy night after having been struck by a vehicle. In Chapter 5 of Lois Lowry's...

Latest answer posted February 4, 2017, 10:51 pm (UTC)

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In Lois Lowry's novel Number the Stars, Annemarie Johansen and Ellen Rosen are best friends. They share many characteristics and differences as well. Both girls live in Denmark during World War II....

Latest answer posted March 27, 2017, 4:00 pm (UTC)

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When Papa asks whether the weather is good for fishing, he is actually asking whether current Nazi surveillance levels are low enough to allow for people to be smuggled out of Denmark. While...

Latest answer posted May 3, 2020, 3:44 pm (UTC)

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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...

Latest answer posted June 4, 2016, 3:33 am (UTC)

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During World War II, the King of Denmark, Christian X, ordered that his Danish naval fleet be destroyed. King Christian decided this because the German army was occupying Denmark, and he knew it...

Latest answer posted February 27, 2018, 9:44 pm (UTC)

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Ellen and Annemarie are similar in that they are both ten years old, go to the same school, and are Danish. They live in the same apartment building. Both friends have big dreams for their lives...

Latest answer posted November 16, 2015, 7:14 am (UTC)

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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...

Latest answer posted April 16, 2016, 8:34 am (UTC)

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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...

Latest answer posted February 25, 2018, 2:44 pm (UTC)

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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....

Latest answer posted January 31, 2016, 7:39 am (UTC)

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Number the Stars is a book about the Danish resistance to the Nazi occupation of their country during World War II and how the people of Denmark defied the Nazis by trying to hide the Jewish people...

Latest answer posted August 15, 2018, 4:43 pm (UTC)

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When Annemarie overhears a conversation between her father and her Uncle Henryk over the telephone, she hears many points of the conversation that, initially, don't seem to make any sense. For...

Latest answer posted February 21, 2019, 3:36 pm (UTC)

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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...

Latest answer posted January 31, 2016, 7:51 am (UTC)

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Bravery is an important theme in the story, both individual bravery and collective bravery. Over the course of the book, Annemarie matures considerably, growing into a strong, courageous person...

Latest answer posted August 23, 2018, 7:37 am (UTC)

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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...

Latest answer posted January 18, 2016, 5:21 pm (UTC)

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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....

Latest answer posted May 31, 2016, 2:22 am (UTC)

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The author does not mention the colour of Ann Marie's eyes anywhere in the story, but does give enough descriptive detail about her appearance to suggest that they are probably a light color, most...

Latest answer posted January 23, 2019, 3:42 pm (UTC)

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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...

Latest answer posted December 27, 2017, 8:33 pm (UTC)

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In the novel, the Resistance is a group of Danish men and women who band together to fight the German war machine. The text tells us that the Resistance published De Frie Danske (The Free Danes),...

Latest answer posted May 15, 2018, 6:16 pm (UTC)

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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...

Latest answer posted January 6, 2016, 4:15 am (UTC)

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What's puzzling about the conversation is that Papa and Uncle Henrik appear to be speaking in riddles. They talk about fetching cartons of cigarettes from Copenhagen, the capital city of Denmark....

Latest answer posted February 14, 2019, 1:22 pm (UTC)

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Mr. Johanson called his brother-in-law Henrik and asked if it was a good day for fishing. This was a code for needing to have Jews smuggled out. He also mentioned to Henrik that they would be...

Latest answer posted March 13, 2010, 9:06 am (UTC)

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The Germans have trained dogs to sniff out the scent of anyone hiding aboard boats. Naturally, this spells potential disaster for the Jewish refugees that Uncle Henrik and his friends have been...

Latest answer posted May 19, 2020, 4:14 pm (UTC)

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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...

Latest answer posted June 13, 2016, 8:38 pm (UTC)

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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 search...

Latest answer posted December 27, 2017, 1:13 pm (UTC)

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Given that both Number the Stars and The Boy in the Striped Pajamas deal with the Holocaust from a child's perspective, it should not be surprising that they share several common themes. One theme...

Latest answer posted February 25, 2020, 3:32 pm (UTC)

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In the novel, "Number the Stars," Annemarie hid Ellen's necklace twice. The first time, when the soldiers came to her home, she grabbed it quickly from Ellen's neck and held it in her hand. When...

Latest answer posted June 20, 2007, 12:45 pm (UTC)

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In Number the Stars by Lois Lowry, Tivoli Gardens represents a time of peace and happiness to Annemarie and Ellen. The Gardens are a place where the girls could eat ice cream, ride on the carousel,...

Latest answer posted February 25, 2018, 2:17 pm (UTC)

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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...

Latest answer posted May 3, 2016, 5:03 pm (UTC)

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The quote which you are asking about comes in chapter eight of Number the Stars. The reason that Uncle Henrik’s comment “Tomorrow will be a day for fishing” is strange is because Uncle Henrik was a...

Latest answer posted July 20, 2019, 1:53 am (UTC)

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Uncle Henrik is just one of many Danes who helps Jews escape from the Nazis' genocidal tyranny. As a fisherman, Henrik regularly spends time in his boat, and so it provides an ideal cover for his...

Latest answer posted October 12, 2018, 7:20 am (UTC)

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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...

Latest answer posted July 30, 2016, 6:56 am (UTC)

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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 Resistance—a...

Latest answer posted December 29, 2017, 4:47 pm (UTC)

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In Number the Stars, every aspect of life in Copenhagen has been taken over by Nazi occupation. Young Annemarie Johansen spends most of her time with her best friend Ellen, who is posing as...

Latest answer posted March 24, 2019, 6:24 pm (UTC)

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Uncle Henrik really is happy that Annemarie has gotten there. And he is happy that the dogs smelled the handkerchief, but he does not really care that he actuall has gotten the package. I think...

Latest answer posted February 6, 2010, 11:24 pm (UTC)

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You might want to analyse the theme of bravery in this excellent children's book. During the course of the novel, Annemarie is shown to grow in her understanding of the concept of bravery and what...

Latest answer posted July 26, 2011, 12:56 am (UTC)

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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...

Latest answer posted December 24, 2017, 12:51 pm (UTC)

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Life in Copenhagen and on Henrik's farm are different in many ways. For one thing, Ellen generally lives with her family in Copenhagen, although she stays with Annemarie’s family after her parents...

Latest answer posted May 14, 2020, 12:46 pm (UTC)

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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...

Latest answer posted February 13, 2016, 1:45 am (UTC)

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In Number the Stars, a historical fiction novel by Lois Lowry, Uncle Henrik is a fisherman just like many other men in Denmark. Uncle Henrik is an important character in this coming of age story...

Latest answer posted February 8, 2019, 7:41 pm (UTC)

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Number the Stars is a novel written by Lois Lowry about a young girl named Annemarie Johansen and her experiences during World War II. Annemarie lives with her family in Copenhagen, Denmark. During...

Latest answer posted February 25, 2019, 7:04 pm (UTC)

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In Lois Lowry's 1989 novel Number the Stars, the family of ten-year-old Annemarie takes in her Jewish friend Ellen during the Nazi occupation of Denmark. The family pretends that Ellen is...

Latest answer posted July 30, 2019, 12:19 am (UTC)

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The answer to the question that you are referring to is in chapter 7 of the novel. Annemarie, Kirstin, their mother, and Ellen have traveled to visit her Uncle Henrik in Gilleleje. Annemarie heard...

Latest answer posted December 6, 2019, 3:38 am (UTC)

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Right at the end of chapter 3 of Lois Lowry's Number the Stars, Annemarie is in bed, trying to get to sleep. But she's not able to do so—at least not straight away—as her mind is preoccupied with...

Latest answer posted December 14, 2020, 9:16 am (UTC)

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Uncle Henrik and his boat are crucial to the plot development in Number the Stars. Because he is a fisherman, Uncle Henrik is in a perfect position to be able to assist those fleeing Nazi...

Latest answer posted May 10, 2019, 2:04 pm (UTC)

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Mr. Johansen stays at home when the family moves Annemarie and Ellen to Uncle Henrik's home on the coast. Mr. Johansen stays at home in hopes that the Germans will not be as suspicious of the...

Latest answer posted March 3, 2019, 5:24 pm (UTC)

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Fresh food was rationed because most of it was sent to the German soldiers. This means that the two families do not have dairy products such as cream or butter as they did before the war. When Mama...

Latest answer posted May 14, 2020, 1:14 pm (UTC)

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In the fourth chapter of Number the Stars, Kirsti and Mrs. Johansen return home from a shopping trip. Kirsti is in tears over the new pair of shoes that they just bought for her. Because of wartime...

Latest answer posted April 26, 2021, 11:57 pm (UTC)

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When Ellen asks Annemarie where she put her necklace, Annemarie replies that she "hid it in a safe place...a very secret place where no one will ever find it". Annemarie promises that she will...

Latest answer posted May 21, 2009, 11:41 am (UTC)

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Life is hard for the Danes under German occupation. As well as the ever-present threat of repression, the Danish people have to endure the Nazis ruthlessly exploiting their resources for their own...

Latest answer posted January 22, 2021, 12:20 pm (UTC)

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