Number The Stars Edition
By Skyler Vanzant Book Written By: Lois Lowry
Historical References: Explain at least 3 references to REAL Events in your novel. Use the novel to cite specific text examples as evidence for these references. Include the page number if possible and remember quotation marks.
The Answer: The German soldiers, Nazis, invaded Denmark. On page 9, it states, "he has such a pretty little girl, why doesn't he go back to her like a good father, why doesn't he go back to his own country." Also, many people hid from the Nazi's and went to Sweden, a neutral country because they accepted Jew's. Such as, a family, the Rosens, a (Jewish family) escaped from Denmark to Sweden. Another event that happened was that kids would act like they belonged to someone else for protection from the Germans. In the text it says, "you should try saying, I am 'Lise Johanson!'"
WHO ARE THE MAIN CHARACTERS? GIVE AN IN-DEPTH DESCRIPTION OF EACH OF THE CHARACTERS, INCLUDE PERSONALITY TRAITS, QUALITIES, AND OTHER SPECIFIC DETAILS OF THE CHARACTERS
Answer: Annemarie Johanson, Ellen Rosen, Mrs. Johanson, Kirsti Johanon, and Peter Neilson. Annemarie is a little girl who is caring and is very courageous. Ellen is very brave, and loving to her piers Mrs. Johanson is intelligent, is a protective and resilient person. Kirsti is hilarious and will keep a smile on you no matter what. But, Peter is a determined figure who is someone you look up to.
What is your opinion of the book? Would you recommend the book? Why or why not? Clarify your point of view with 3 or more reasons. Support your reasons with specific examples from the book
Answer: I loved this book and I do recommend this to everyone who enjoys great books. This book is great because it talks about history, it talks about the jews who risked their lives to do things like this, and it shows how cruel the german soldiers were.
What is the main setting of the book (location and time period)?
Answer: Denmark, Copenhagen around 1943.
Explain some of the major problems the main character faced and how they were resolved?
Answer: Annemarie faced a problem with just not knowing what was going to happen in the end, not being able to see her friend again.
Quotable Quotes: Find at least 3 memorable quotes that impacted you. Remember to use quotation marks!
Answer: " You have beautiful hair, Ellen, just like your mama's." "We are all one." "He was our leader."