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UPDATE TIME: 2017-10-20 
Review Score: 4 out of 5 star From 2 user ratings
ISBN:0547577095
LANGUAGE:English

" I think I first read this book in 3rd or 4th grade. I've read it many times since and never lose my love for it. " said.

" I read this all the way back in 6th grade, but I thought it was one of the most touching books I'd ever read. The writing was beautiful - you could feel the fear in the atmosphere, yet it glistened with the innocence of the narrator.It's definitely something both adults and children would enjoy, and it would definitely be a story that would have a lasting impact on the reader, no matter where they're from or how old they are. " said.

"This book is really a great book. The way how the author describes each feeling of the character is really detailed, very interesting, and fun to read. This book is about two young girls that live in Copenhagen. These girls are best friends. Their names are Annemarie Johansen and Ellen Rosen. The king had surrendered to the Nazis and the soldiers came into the country. After a few years or so, they started to take the Jews to some place else. People knew that they where taking them to place that is not good. They started hiding the Jews and started to take them to a safe place, to Sweden. Ellen has been helped by her friends family, and many others. Soon Annemarie goes to a dangerous mission to safe the life of her best friend and other Jews." said.

" This wonderful story about a Danish family involved in rescuing their Jewish friends from the Nazis is a good—-and relatively gentle—-introduction to the Holocaust for young children. It’s hard not to be inspired over and over by the incredible moral courage of the Danish people and the strong moral leadership provided by the king, the military, and law enforcement. I wish this book had been around when I was a child. " said.

" Elegant style, kindly told story of a family, especially two sisters who aid a neighbor's family avoid Nazi deportation from Denmark. It's easy read and meant for children/ young teens but it's a classic read for adults too, IMHO. Some of it has the aspect of a fairy tale in the gentle approach to a terrible reality- but it doesn't seem at all unbelievable for the context and people at all. Well done. " said.

"I love Lois Lowry. The Giver is one of my all-time favorite books. She has a way of explaining a complex idea or lesson in a simple, but not at all dumbed down way. Lowry's story of a young girl living in Denmark during the Nazi occupation, and trying to understand who the Nazis are and what their presence means does just that. When Annemarie Johansen's best friend, Ellen Rose,who is Jewish, moves in with her family and pretends to be her dead sister because her parents are forced to go into hiding in order to avoid being "relocated", the questions that arise about why the secrecy is necessary becomes a perfect first exposure to a young reader not experienced with the brutality and horror of the holocaust. Lowry doesn't shy away from any of the fear, cowardliness, bravery, anger, deception, confusion, or strength shown by those who lived through this dark time in history. However, she unfolds the story through the eyes of ten year-old Annemarie so the story is appropriate for that age group.

I think this is the very best of young adult or children's literature. Compelling, honest, well-written and important. Highly recommended.
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" Whoa, that was awesome! The cover doesn't represent it very well, so I was a little surprised. I expected it to be dramatic and maybe even a little scary. And yes, it was a bit frightening at times and it was intense, but ... it was also really sweet. Annemarie's voice was quite adorable.Overall, this was a great book that I really enjoyed. It was too short, though! *sighs*~Kellyn Roth, Reveries Reviews " said.

" I love books about WWII and this has been one of my favorites since I read it in 6th grade! " said.

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