Number the Stars

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Number the Stars (1990) is a novel by Lois Lowry. It tells the story of a 10 year old girl living in Nazi-occupied Denmark in 1943 who must go on a dangerous mission to save her best friend, who is Jewish. It's title presumably alludes to Psalms 147:4.


  • King Christian X, king of Denmark, used to ride through the streets of Denmark on his horse and wave to the people of Denmark. A German soldier said to a boy; "Where is his body guard?", and the boy said "All of Denmark is his bodyguard". This is reportedly true.
  • "Why are you lying?"
    • Name of chapter in which Annemarie asks this question to Uncle Henrik.

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