Lois Lowry

Sometimes you have to lie to stay safe

About the Author

Lois Lowry is the author of more than thirty different children's books and autobiographies including: The Giver and Number the Stars. She has won two Newbery Medals. She was born on March 20, 1937 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Now she is currently seventy six years old. She went to high school at Curtis High School, and got her college degrees at two different colleges. The two colleges that she went to are the University of Southern Maine and Brown University. Her parents are Katherine Gordon (nee Landis) and Robert E. Hammersberg. Her father was of Norwegian descent and her mother had German, English, and Scotch-Irish ancestry. Lowry's parents named her "Cena" for her Norwegian grandmother but after hearing this she told them that the child should have a American name.

Number the Stars ( Genre: HIstoric Fiction )

Number the Stars is told from the point of view of ten-year-old Annemarie Johansen. The story takes place in the city of Copenhagen, Denmark in September, 1943, the third year of the Nazi invading Denmark.These two friends get stopped by soldiers and one friend has to go in hiding with Annemarie because the parents of the girl are Jewish which makes her Jewish. What will happen? Is the family going to get caught or are they going to survive? Will the family that is helping them hide give them up to safe their own lives?