Navigator Heritage Series: Number the Stars Novel Study Guide 1 Year License
Author(s): COLLEGE OF WILLIAM & MARY
Lois Lowry illustrates the true meaning of friendship and courage throughout this riveting story by drawing readers in with suspense and imagery. Number the Stars tells the story about the friendship of ten-year-olds Annemarie Johansen and Ellen Rosen. The story is set in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1943, where daily life has changed since the German occupation began three years before. The war and the occupation have brought food shortages, evening curfews, and German soldiers in the streets. Then a more ominous change threatens, as the Germans prepare to “relocate” the Jewish Danes, and the two friends are called upon to show strength, courage, and pride despite their fear, against a backdrop of war.