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Number the Stars written by Louis Lowry is a book about a Danish family and their hard life during the war It takes place in Copenhagen Denmark during the early 1940s when the Germans have invaded their country The story is about a family named the Johansens In the family there is Anne Marie whos 10 Kirsti whos 5 Mr Johansen and Mrs Johansen The story begins with the Johansen sisters racing their Jewish friend Ellen Rosen home from school The German soldiers order them to Stop When they go home they tell their parents about their incident with the German soldiers Their parents tell them more about the war and why the soldiers are there Ellen is warned to be a face in the crowd because she is Jewish and the Germans are here for all Jewish people Soon they started relocating Jews Mr and Mrs Rosen went to stay with friends and Ellen stayed with the Johansens to be safe Times begin to get tough The Johansens must live without many things such as sugar butter coffee and cigarettes Kirsti misses cupcakes so much she has dreams about them But even though things are difficult Mr and Mrs Johansen still try to make life normal by telling jokes and stories One day the Johansens learn that the soldiers were coming to their house so they disguised Ellen as Lise Anne Maries older sister who died in a car accident After that encounter with the soldiers Mrs Johansen took Anne Marie Kirsti and Ellen to their Uncle Henriks farm They took a train to their Uncles town and then they walked to their Uncles farm When they got there they got there they got their stuff and settled in their rooms The next couple of days they did lots of things like pick flowers milk the cow play with the kitten and walk
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