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on April 19, 2015
its awsome
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We have a few novels based on the Second World War at home. But I was always curious to read Number the Stars. When I received it I immediately set myself to read it. While reading it, I could see it would make a great book to study for my oldest son. I purchased a literature study for the book and plan to do it with him in the new year.

The novel tells the story of two friends living during the Denmark occupation. The Danish Resistance is trying to help the Jew population to save them. The book is easy to read and brings life in the resistance more realistic. Though it is an history novel, the book is based on what a friend of the author has experienced during the long years of the German occupation in Copenhagen. In the afterword, you will get more information at what happened during the occupation of Denmark in 1940.

I find this book to be a good fit when studying the Second World War period in history. It will give the reader a better understand of the risk taken by the Resistance throughout Europe to protect people in need.
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on September 15, 2014
Good book that would be enjoyed by young readers who are interested in stories about Jews during WWII. Not too graphic for young readers.
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on July 29, 2014
I have read this book to my children in the hopes that they will be inspired to consider difficult thoughts; as well as enjoy a good story and engaging characters.
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on July 6, 2014
An absolute classic and a fantastic novel for use in school. The book can be taught from multiple perspectives and its various themes (friendship, patriotism, genocide) offer a lot of great talking points. You could give this book to a student between grade 5-8 and they could enjoy it.
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on April 14, 2014
great. I love it. it's great, I really don't know what to say. I think it good education. I wanted to learn just what that book tot me. I hate death but that's part of war's. lessons are good things to learn. it had great detail witch made it interesting.
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on September 9, 2012
I ordered this book, thinking it would take a long time to recieve it. I got it within a week and beating the estimated time frame. I hadnt read it for years and the minute i opened the first page I was reading pages till i hit the end. Great read and the condion was amazing.
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on October 14, 2011
This is my favourite kids book and I was a little bit nervous that whoever was reading it on the audio might not do it justice, but when I listened to it, I was really impressed. It was interesting to listen to. They did an awesome job!
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on December 14, 2008
While the book is mostly fiction, it is based on historic events, and whether you like to read about this period in history, or just enjoy short stories, this is a fun book to read. Its not the most exciting book on the subject out there, but the story is easy to follow and the characters are relatively well developed.

I especially enjoyed the authors afterword, where she explains which parts of the story were fact and fiction, as it helps the reader consider the events and historical significance of an infrequently written about area (geographically) of the war.

Though the book should not be viewed as a history book per se, it is well worth the read, even for adults. Also, the story may initiate further reading outside of school for young adults or teens interested in this period of history.

The only real annoyance with the book was the quality of the printing on some pages, as the letters were not always crisp and clear.
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on October 13, 2006
I first read this book in grade four along with the rest of my class. I immediately fell in love with it and have read it again and again over the years. Number the Stars is an excellent introduction of the Second World War and the Holocaust for children, as events are described without becoming too gruesome. Written from a child's perspective, the important questions are evolked without being too harsh for a child to comprehend. The fact that the question of 'why' this happened is not easily answered reveals the truth of the situation. 'Why' can never be answered in a satisfactory manner and children are carefully eased towards this notion. Also helpful for children, this book ends with a tainted yet happy ending. Children are comforted by a happy ending and Lowry creates one out of a dark time. Personally, this book got me interested in learning more about the Holocaust and WWII, leading to my position as a university student of history focusing on the Holocaust. This book is an excellent starting point for teaching children about this dark point in humanity.
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