This book review is intended for use in a small group. The book, "Number the Stars" by Lois Lowry, is discussed in chapter segments. Each chapter is given fact finding questions, inferences, and vocabulary words. The student is encouraged to read for details in the fact finding portion. Inferences seek to engage the student in reasoning through comprehension. Vocabulary words are to be found in the text and then defined. Definitions that are provided may be found in The New Oxford American Dictionary.
Annemarie Johansen is not your typical ten-year-old. She lives in Denmark in 1943. The Nazi army has invaded her country. Life has changed drastically for her and her family. But life for her best friend, Ellen Rosen, and her family is completely turned upside down and the Nazis are determined to “relocate” the family. This book describes the courageous actions of Annemarie and her family to help the Rosens survive this nightmare! Annemarie learns what real bravery and courage mean!