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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...

Latest answer posted February 22, 2018, 1:48 am (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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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...

Latest answer posted June 1, 2016, 7:44 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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The Rosens and the Johansens are scarcely prepared for the immense upheaval that begins to affect their everyday lives. As citizens of Denmark, their lives have been largely peaceful before the...

Latest answer posted May 13, 2020, 7:15 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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The plot in the book Number the Stars is about how the people of Denmark tried to help the Jews escape from the rule of the Germans during World War II. Germany had conquered Denmark in the war....

Latest answer posted September 9, 2015, 2:45 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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By the end of Lois Lowry's novel, Annemarie has not seen Ellen again. Annemarie knows that she and her family did everything possible earlier in the war to protect Ellen, including having her...

Latest answer posted November 18, 2020, 11:48 am (UTC)

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Mama’s dog’s name was Trofast. As Mama walks toward the village with Annemarie and Kristi, she reminisces about her childhood. The name Trofast means “faithful” in Swedish. It is therefore a...

Latest answer posted May 2, 2013, 4:20 pm (UTC)

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In Number the Stars, Annemarie wants to race home as part of her training for her upcoming race at school as well as for the sheer joy of running with her friend. However, Annemarie and her friend,...

Latest answer posted January 1, 2019, 6:20 pm (UTC)

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In Lois Lowry's novel Number the Stars, Annemarie's younger sister, Kirsti, develops a strong attachment to a kitten living at their uncle's farm, and she names it Thor. Kirsti first meets the...

Latest answer posted May 20, 2021, 2:18 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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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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When Annemarie got home from her uncle’s house she milked the cow. Annemarie made a special delivery from her mother to her uncle, but she got stopped. The soldier thought that it was just a...

Latest answer posted May 24, 2013, 5:56 pm (UTC)

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When the Nazi soldiers arrived, Ellen removed her Star of David. The Star of David is a visible sign of being Jewish. Ellen understood her safety depended on being able to remove this symbol....

Latest answer posted September 17, 2015, 11:35 am (UTC)

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Lois Lowry's Number the Stars shows the extreme measures that Jews had to go to during the Second World War to escape territories occupied by the Nazis. Since travel is restricted for Jews, and...

Latest answer posted May 21, 2021, 11:02 pm (UTC)

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In the historical context of Number the Stars, physical descriptors that would be entirely trivial in any other context are profoundly important to the two girls's respective understanding of the...

Latest answer posted May 13, 2020, 6:13 pm (UTC)

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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...

Latest answer posted December 27, 2017, 2:34 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 girls are best friends in elementary school. They both live in the same apartment building, so they walk to school and back home again together. After school, they also spend much time...

Latest answer posted May 12, 2010, 9:03 am (UTC)

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At first glance, the two friendships seem to be an almost exact comparison. Annmarie and Ellen's friendship share many of the similarities to Shmuel and and Bruno's. Both Annmarie and Bruno are...

Latest answer posted February 25, 2020, 8:47 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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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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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...

Latest answer posted June 8, 2016, 12:53 pm (UTC)

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I think that one of the interesting elements that Lowry brings out is how the people of Copenhagen had to make fundamental choices that defined who they are under Nazi occupation. The Danes were...

Latest answer posted August 15, 2012, 11:28 pm (UTC)

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The most obvious symbol is the Star of David necklace that Ellen wore. The symbol represents the Jewish religion. All Jews were required to wear the symbol on their clothing in the occupied...

Latest answer posted March 10, 2010, 3:34 am (UTC)

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When Ellen grows up, she would like to be an actress. Ellen is "a talented performer; she often play(s) the leading roles in school dramatics". She has a vivid imagination and the ability to make...

Latest answer posted November 10, 2009, 1:00 am (UTC)

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Number the Stars by Lois Lowry takes place in 1943 German-occupied Denmark. It tells the story of the Johansen family and their neighbors, the Rosens. Annemarie Johansen and Ellen Rosen are best...

Latest answer posted December 11, 2019, 4:52 am (UTC)

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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...

Latest answer posted October 1, 2017, 3:59 pm (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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Annemarie Johansen's uncle is named Henrik. He is Annemarie's mother's brother. Uncle Henrik is a fisherman and has a house in the far northern part of Denmark. From the edge of the meadow which...

Latest answer posted October 28, 2009, 6:50 am (UTC)

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I believe that the underlying reason the night seemed different from a normal night was because of the whole situation involving the German threat to the Jews, and the necessity for Ellen to...

Latest answer posted February 11, 2010, 4:03 am (UTC)

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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...

Latest answer posted March 8, 2016, 10:09 pm (UTC)

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The three most important themes in "Number the Stars" are the difficulties encountered in growing up, the physical and mental voyages we take throughout life, and the reality of...

Latest answer posted July 18, 2007, 5:54 am (UTC)

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As her daughters are about to leave for school that morning, Mama notices that a button on Kirsti's jacket has been broken in two. As there's no time to repair it herself, Mama instructs Annemarie...

Latest answer posted January 28, 2020, 11:01 am (UTC)

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Number the Stars by Lois Lowry tells the story of the Johansen family and their neighbors, the Rosens. The book is set in 1943 German-occupied Denmark, and the Rosens are Jewish. Their rabbi tells...

Latest answer posted October 24, 2019, 1:55 am (UTC)

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In chapter 3 of Number the Stars, Annemarie starts to become aware of the increasing dangers that the Jews of Copenhagen are facing. After the Rosens leave ,and Ellen stays as her pretend sister,...

Latest answer posted December 14, 2020, 6:29 am (UTC)

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Chapter 1 of Louis Lowry's Number the Stars is titled, "Why are you running?" It introduces the characters and the way they interact with a very challenging environment: Nazi-occupied Copenhagen,...

Latest answer posted May 23, 2021, 2:14 am (UTC)

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Peter Nielsen is the former fiancé of Annemarie's late sister, Lise. We learn early on in the book that Lise was killed in an accident before her wedding. Her family, the Johansens, still mourns...

Latest answer posted November 7, 2019, 3:15 am (UTC)

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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...

Latest answer posted April 16, 2016, 7:48 am (UTC)

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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...

Latest answer posted June 1, 2016, 6:02 am (UTC)

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The Johansens have taken the risky but unavoidable decision to hide Ellen in plain sight. Instead of locking her away in a basement somewhere or hiding her in a remote corner of the attic they're...

Latest answer posted December 9, 2019, 7:46 am (UTC)

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Through the story of one Jewish girl and a family that helps her, Number the Stars explores anti-Nazi resistance in Denmark during World War II. During the time covered in the novel, the girl,...

Latest answer posted November 30, 2021, 6:22 am (UTC)

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Number the Stars is a historical novel written by author Lois Lowry that tells a critically important story about Nazi occupation during World War II and about the heroic, admirable actions of...

Latest answer posted July 15, 2019, 1:55 am (UTC)

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Peter Neilson had been engaged to Annemarie's older sister Lise. Even though Lise is dead, Peter is still very close to the family. At first, his continued visits to the Johansen household were...

Latest answer posted April 19, 2009, 9:54 am (UTC)

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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 and...

Latest answer posted February 7, 2018, 2:17 pm (UTC)

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Ellen Rosen and Annemarie Johansen are racing down the street when they are stopped by two German soldiers. The soldiers have been present in occupied Copenhagen for three years, but until today...

Latest answer posted August 12, 2008, 3:10 pm (UTC)

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The quick answer to this question is that it was Nazi Germany that occupied Denmark during World War II. The book "Number the Stars," by Lois Lowry, is set in Copenhagen (which is the capital of...

Latest answer posted November 11, 2009, 5:01 am (UTC)

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In chapter 1 of Number the Stars, Annemarie uses her experiences to answer the soldiers' questions. She knows to stop when they say "Halte!" because she has heard the word before. They want to know...

Latest answer posted May 19, 2020, 5:13 pm (UTC)

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