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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Apr 24, 1989 - Juvenile Fiction - 144 pages
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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.

Winner of the 1990 Newbery Medal.

 

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This is a YA novel of German-occupied Denmark in 1943. Annemarie Johansen and her best friend Ellen Rosen are happy and innocent school girls when the occupation begins. Before they even realize the ... Read full review

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Lowry has created a fascinating world based on facts. The Afterwards that is included lets you know that most of the details are indeed fact and not fiction, while the characters and their exact ... Read full review

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Contents

1 Why Are You Running?
1
2 Who Is the Man Who Rides Past?
11
3 Where Is Mrs Hirsch?
18
4 It Will Be a Long Night
27
5 Who is the DarkHaired One?
39
6 Is the Weather Good for Fishing?
50
7 The House by the Sea
60
8 There Has Been a Death
67
12 Where Was Mama?
95
13 Run As Fast As You Can
101
14 On the Dark Path
106
15 My Dogs Smell Meat
113
16 I Will Tell You Just a Little
120
17 All This Long Time
128
Afterword
133
About the Author
139

9 Why Are You Lying?
74
10 Let Us Open the Casket
82
11 Will We See You Again Soon Peter?
88
Back Cover
142
Spine
143
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About the author (1989)

Lois Lowry is the author of more than thirty books for young adults, including the popular Anastasia Krupnik series. She has received countless honors, among them the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, the Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award, the California Young Reader’s Medal, and the Mark Twain Award. She received Newbery Medals for two of her novels, NUMBER THE STARS and THE GIVER. Her first novel, A SUMMER TO DIE, was awarded the International Reading Association’s Children’s Book Award. Ms. Lowry now divides her time between Cambridge and an 1840s farmhouse in Maine. To learn more about Lois Lowry, see her website at www.loislowry.com or follow her on Twitter @LiosLowryWriter.

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