Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell (1989)
Paperback (137 pages)
Reading Challenges: 2015 Alphabet Soup, 2015 Re-Reading, Read 2015
Ten-year-old Annemarie Johansen and her best friend Ellen Rosen often think of life before the war. It’s now 1943 and their life in Copenhagen is filled with school, food shortages, and the Nazi soldiers marching through town. When the Jews of Denmark are “relocated”. Ellen moves in with the Johansens and pretends to be one of the family. Soon Annemarie is asked to go on a dangerous mission to save Ellen’s life.
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I read this book with two of my students in my reading class. They both loved the book so much that they wanted to tell everyone why. They each wrote a short paragraph to tell you all why they liked the book so much.
Just like last time, I will correct spelling but I am not going to correct grammar.
I really liked the book. I also really liked Annemarie. I liked Annemarie because of how brave she was. Also she was very helpful. This is why I liked Annemarie. I also thought that the book was very sad because of all the people that died.
My favorite character was Lise. I liked Lise because she risked her life for her country. Even though she was dead through the whole story. The bravery she had shows me that you can be brave even in hard times. I would love for someone else read this book because this book has lots of passion.
Both students agreed that everyone should read this book.
I read this book for the first time when I was in grade school. I loved it then and I still think it is a wonderful book. Besides just being a good read, this book also helped introduce my students to World War II.
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