Number the Stars (Essential Modern Classics)
In Nazi-occupied Denmark, ten-year-old Annemarie Johansen is called upon for a selfless act of bravery to help save her best friend from a terrible fate.Winner of the Newbery Medal, newly reissued in the Essential Modern Classics range.They plan to arrest all the Danish Jews. They plan to take them away. And we have been told that they may come tonight.It is 1943 and life in Copenhagen is becoming complicated for Annemarie. There are food shortages and curfews, and soldiers on every corner.But it is even worse for her Jewish best friend, Ellen, as the Nazis continue their brutal campaign. With EllenÍs life in danger, Annemarie must summon all her courage to help stage a daring escape.Inspired by true events of the Second World War, this gripping novel brings the past vividly to life for todayÍs readers.A ChildrenÍs Bookshelf Selection: Each month our editorÍs pick the best books for children and young adults by age to be a part of the childrenÍs bookshelf. These are editorial recommendations made by our team of experts. Our monthly reading list includes a mix of bestsellers and top new releases and evergreen books that will help enhance a childÍs reading life.