In the book Number The Stars the evacuation of Jews from
Nazi-held Denmark is one the great untold stories of World War II. In this
book Louis Lowry fictionalizes a true-story account to bring to life this
courageous family of Annemarie Johannesen. The Johannesenís round up and
smuggle Annemarieís best friend Ellen Rosen and her family out of the
country. In this book the Annemaries parents take in Ellen as their pretend
daughter that she is part of their family. This book shows the braveness and
courage in a young girl who helps shelter her Jewish friend from the Nazis.
The book was very interesting in that it gave a good perspective what might
have really happened to a family during World War II. It helps children put
in to perspective the ideas that they have been taught and put then into
real life situations.