I reread this book over the summer. As I wrote for an assignment searching for Echo read-alikes,
If you liked Friedrich’s chapter and want to read another novel set in Europe in World War II…
Try Number the Stars by Lois Lowry. This gripping story is a serious novel about Annemarie, a ten-year-old girl living in Copenhagen during the years the Nazis occupied Denmark. Annemarie’s family must help her best friend Ellen and her parents escape once the Nazis begin relocating Jewish citizens of Denmark. Annemarie and Ellen pretend to be sisters, and while they are able to move Ellen out of Copenhagen and to the coastal town of Gilleleje, her safety isn’t guaranteed. Will they be able to get Ellen and her family past the soldiers and to freedom?
Lowry, Lois (author). (1989). Number the stars. New York: Houghton Mifflin. Paperback: $4.76 (Amazon.com). ISBN: 0547577095. 156 pp.
Kirkus Reviews. (1989, March 15). Number the stars [Review of the book Number the Stars]. Kirkus Reviews. Retrieved from https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book- reviews/lois-lowry/number-the-stars-2/
This classic novel definitely stands up to the test of time.
- Historical Fiction
- World War II