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Annemarie is rather puzzled by the conversation between Papa and Uncle Henrik, as they seem to be speaking in riddles. On the face of it, they seem to be talking about fetching cartons of...

Latest answer posted December 7, 2020, 10:51 am (UTC)

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The citizens of Copenhagen must cope with a constantly lessening supply of things they need. In the first chapter, readers are told that coffee and tea have long disappeared and that women sip hot...

Latest answer posted June 22, 2019, 3:08 am (UTC)

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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...

Latest answer posted December 24, 2017, 5:52 pm (UTC)

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There are several examples of how the Danish people helped save the Rosens and other escapes. One of the things they did was to talk in code. This way, people wouldn't know the topic under...

Latest answer posted August 11, 2015, 3:17 pm (UTC)

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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...

Latest answer posted June 4, 2016, 8:34 pm (UTC)

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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...

Latest answer posted December 17, 2017, 5:54 am (UTC)

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This is an expression found in chapter 6 of Number the Stars. During this point in the story, it's becoming increasingly dangerous for the children to stay at the Johansen house, as the Germans are...

Latest answer posted January 20, 2020, 11:30 am (UTC)

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As with all historical novels, Number the Stars by Lois Lowry is a mixture of fact and fiction. In the Afterword to the book, Lowry sets out the precise relationship between fact and fiction in her...

Latest answer posted May 30, 2021, 9:08 am (UTC)

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Annemarie grew up in difficult times, under the occupation of the Nazis in Denmark during World War II. Her older sister was killed, but Annemarie did not learn about the circumstances until she...

Latest answer posted September 27, 2010, 11:49 pm (UTC)

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The historical fiction novel Number the Stars by Lois Lowry presents the coming-of-age story of Annemarie Johansen, who must decide to act with courage when the Resistance enacts a plan to rescue...

Latest answer posted December 17, 2019, 7:32 pm (UTC)

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Lois Lowry’s young adult novel Number the Stars tells the story of the Johansen family and their neighbors, the Rosens. Annemarie Johansen and Ellen Rosen are best friends. The story is set in 1943...

Latest answer posted December 11, 2019, 3:32 pm (UTC)

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Annemarie Johansen is the protagonist of Number the Stars. She is a Christian girl living in Denmark during the Second World War. She undoubtedly learns a lot throughout the novel through her...

Latest answer posted January 2, 2020, 8:53 pm (UTC)

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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...

Latest answer posted April 16, 2016, 8:49 am (UTC)

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In chapter 5 of Lois Lowry's Number the Stars, Annemarie and Ellen are preparing to go to bed, when Annemarie notices that Ellen is wearing a Star of David, a Jewish symbol, on a chain around her...

Latest answer posted August 23, 2021, 6:39 pm (UTC)

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Lowry uses fairy tales in chapter two to represent the idea that everything around the main characters has changed, except for the fairy tales told to them by their father. These fairy tales can be...

Latest answer posted February 12, 2009, 6:56 am (UTC)

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To help you with your question, we first need to go over what it means to “analyze” a story. Your teacher has asked you to analyze the first chapter of Number the Stars, not just to summarize it....

Latest answer posted October 3, 2019, 4:04 am (UTC)

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Annemarie and Ellen, who can remember when life was carefree and filled with things like "music and brightly colored lights, the carousel and ice cream", must grow up quickly when the...

Latest answer posted September 12, 2007, 3:21 pm (UTC)

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In quite a few ways, Annemarie is a fairly average 10-year-old girl. She likes to run around and play games. She has a best friend, Ellen. She loves and respects her parents, and she has a...

Latest answer posted August 24, 2015, 3:03 pm (UTC)

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Ellen's talent was acting. She played several leading roles in her school's drama presentations. Anything involving imagination, Ellen was a whiz at it. Her talent came in handy when her family...

Latest answer posted March 30, 2010, 7:30 am (UTC)

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Uncle Henrik's house actually becomes a symbol in Number the Stars. It is a red-roofed farmhouse by the sea in the Danish countryside, surrounded by woods and a meadow, even an apple tree. Uncle...

Latest answer posted November 2, 2019, 4:38 pm (UTC)

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The girls are puzzled when they see that the Hirsches’ button shop is closed because it is a weekday during business hours and the shop is normally open during these times. The girls do not realize...

Latest answer posted May 15, 2021, 2:16 pm (UTC)

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Annemarie's mother asked the girls if they had talked to anyone because she is afraid that someone might betray them to the Germans. At this point in the book, the Rosens are going to be trying to...

Latest answer posted January 29, 2010, 9:58 am (UTC)

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To Ellen, the prospect of dying at a young age is worse than the thought of the Germans taking her family away. In Chapter Five, Ellen and Annemarie are talking about how Lise died. According to...

Latest answer posted May 23, 2016, 5:31 pm (UTC)

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A button has broken on Kirsti's jacket, and so Mama asks Annemarie to go with Kirsti to Mrs. Hirsch's shop after school to buy a replacement. But when the girls arrive there, they discover that the...

Latest answer posted April 27, 2021, 9:47 am (UTC)

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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...

Latest answer posted April 22, 2016, 7:48 pm (UTC)

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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...

Latest answer posted April 16, 2016, 8:22 am (UTC)

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Ellen, a very serious girl, particularly compared to her friend, and the novel's protagonist, Annemarie, occasionally finds that her penchant for the dramatic and wish to be an actress in the...

Latest answer posted May 10, 2012, 9:37 pm (UTC)

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The author of the Newberry Medal-winning novel, The Giver, Lois Lowry (born March 20, 1937 in Hawaii) has won several awards for her novel Number the Stars. Set in Denmark during World War II, it...

Latest answer posted April 13, 2010, 7:14 am (UTC)

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The Danish Army is neither big enough nor strong enough to withstand the might of the German war machine. As such, Denmark is easily conquered, and before long, it has fallen under Nazi...

Latest answer posted June 13, 2021, 7:54 am (UTC)

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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...

Latest answer posted January 31, 2016, 8:02 am (UTC)

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It's quite a tense situation as Annemarie, along with Kirsti and Ellen, encounter a couple of German soldiers. The girls are petrified that the Germans will realize that Ellen is Jewish and take...

Latest answer posted January 26, 2020, 11:52 am (UTC)

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Mrs. Johansen has to leave the house to get Ellen Rosen, the daughter of the Johansen's next door neighbors and Annemarie's best friend, to safety. The Rosens are Jewish and living under Nazi...

Latest answer posted May 10, 2021, 2:25 pm (UTC)

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In Lois Lowry's Number the Stars, Mrs. Johansen takes Annemarie, Kirsti, and Ellen to visit Uncle Henrik in Gilleleje so they can prepare to get Ellen and her parents, who are Jewish, out of...

Latest answer posted January 3, 2022, 8:21 pm (UTC)

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According to the story Ellen's parents were snuck into the boat to Sweden along with Ellen at the week hours past curfew. They were not in concentration camp- they were able to avoid it thanks to...

Latest answer posted April 13, 2009, 7:46 am (UTC)

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When the German soldiers arrive, they immediately inspire fear in every inhabitant of Uncle Henrik’s house, and Anne-Marie suddenly understands why Henrik had asked her earlier if she could be...

Latest answer posted May 24, 2021, 7:55 pm (UTC)

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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...

Latest answer posted April 29, 2016, 10:52 pm (UTC)

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Like all nations that were overrun by the Nazis, the initial reaction to the Danes were that they were seen as enemies of the Reich. Their willingness to collaborate with the Nazis became the...

Latest answer posted April 21, 2010, 8:00 pm (UTC)

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