Book Summary

    As the German troops begin their campaign to "relocate" all the Jews of Denmark, Annemarie Johansen’s family takes in Annemarie’s best friend, Ellen Rosen, and conceals her as part of the family.

    Through the eyes of ten-year-old Annemarie, we watch as the Danish Resistance smuggles almost the entire Jewish population of Denmark, nearly seven thousand people, across the sea to Sweden. The heroism of an entire nation reminds us that there was pride and human decency in the world even during a time of terror and war.
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    Author

    Lois Lowry

    Year Published

    1989

    Lexile Measure

    670L

    Categories

    8-12, Award Winning, Boys, classic, English, Girls, in corpus, Young Adult

    ISBN 13

    9780440227533

    Profanity

    low

    Sexuality

    none

    Violence

    mild

    Goodreads Rating

    4.1

    # Ratings

    321574

    # of Words

    27261

Book Summary

As the German troops begin their campaign to "relocate" all the Jews of Denmark, Annemarie Johansen’s family takes in Annemarie’s best friend, Ellen Rosen, and conceals her as part of the family.

Through the eyes of ten-year-old Annemarie, we watch as the Danish Resistance smuggles almost the entire Jewish population of Denmark, nearly seven thousand people, across the sea to Sweden. The heroism of an entire nation reminds us that there was pride and human decency in the world even during a time of terror and war.
(summary from amazon.com)