Number the Stars

by Lois Lowry

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Book Information

Publication Date: 1989

Reading Level: Lexile Measure 670L, Scholastic Guided Reading Level U

Interest Level: Grades 4 - 8

Major Awards: 1990 Newbery Medal

Number of Pages: 160 pages

Approximate Word Count: 24,215 words -- The average reader will spend 1 hours and 36 minutes reading Number the Stars at 250 words per minute.*

Audible Book Length: 2 hrs and 45 mins

Book Themes: Friendship, Courage, Lies and Deceit, Ware, Fear, Prejudice

Genre: Historical Fiction, War Drama

Setting: Denmark in 1943

Important Quote: Ellen had said that her mother was afraid of the ocean, that it was too cold and too big. The sky was, too, thought Annemarie. The whole world was: too cold, too big. And too cruel.

First Line: "I'll race you to the corner, Ellen!" Annemarie adjusted the thick leather pack on her back so that her schoolbooks balanced evenly. "Ready?" She looked at her best friend.

Point of View: Third Person (Limited Omniscient)

* Esimate from Reading Length

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