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by Lois Lowry
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PublisherSandpiper
Release Date2011-05-02 (added to CC 15 Jan 2012)
Amazon Sales Rank1,332
A new paperback edition of Lois Lowry’s Newbery Award–winning classic.

As the German troops begin their campaign to “relocate” all the Jews of Denmark, Annemarie Johansen’s family takes in Annemarie’s best friend, Ellen Rosen, and conceals her as part of the family.

Through the eyes of ten-year-old Annemarie, we watch as the Danish Resistance smuggles almost the entire Jewish population of Denmark, nearly seven thousand people, across the sea to Sweden. The heroism of an entire nation reminds us that there was pride and human decency in the world even during a time of terror and war.

With a new introduction by the author.


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(18 Feb 2014)
(3 Feb 2012)
So good—I read this in middle school and reread it as an adult. Still just as compelling, even though it is written for children. A must-read.
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