How does the past impact the way the characters of Number the Stars view the present and the future? Johansen's stories play in forming Annemarie's attitude towards the present and her ambitions for the future?
Why do you think it is important that Lois Lowry write a book about such a mature subject for younger children?
How does the story of Little Red Riding-Hood create a parallel to Annemarie's own story?
Interactions between children and adults in Number the Stars are often based on the transmission of information or stories.
Annemarie Johansen is the main character in the story, she is a ten year old girl that lives with her parents and sister at their home.
She first appears at the beginning of the book racing her friend down a copenhagen street and throughout it and at the end.Annemarie's family assumes responsibility for Ellen Rosen, Annemarie's best friend, when ellen's family flees for their safety.Annemarie and her parents take her jewish friend Ellen in to hide with their family.We're sorry, this computer has been flagged for suspicious activity.If you are a member, we ask that you confirm your identity by entering in your email.Ellen Rosen was also one of the main characters in the story she is a nine year old girl living with her parents. Ellen a jew, who is Annemarie's friend is forced to hide with Annemaries family.My book takes place during the german occupation of Denmark in 1943. The Germans are relocating all the jews in Denmark and Ellen and her family find out that they will be relocated.How does the role of information, or lack of information, impact the way that Annemarie views adults? How is devotion to one's country privileged above all other things?Does this affect the way Jews are treated by non-Jewish Danes?Ellen is almost caught when soldiers come to the house asking questions about the daughter's identity but she is still kept a secret.Ellen is taken to Annemaries uncle's house where they are able to escape to Sweden by hiding in a hidden compartment of a boat.