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Number the Stars

Number the Stars

by Lois Lowry

Number the Stars Quotes

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Friendship Quotes

"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. (1.1)

Courage Quotes

The Resistance fighters were Danish people—no one knew who, because they were very secret—who were determined to bring harm to the Nazis however they could. They damaged the German trucks and c...

Identity Quotes

"Why are you running?" the harsh voice asked. His Danish was very poor. Three years, Annemarie thought with contempt. Three years they've been in our country, and still they can't speak our languag...

Lies and Deceit Quotes

He prodded the corner of her backpack with the stock of his rifle. Annemarie trembled. "What is in here?" he asked loudly. From the corner of her eye, she saw the shopkeeper move quietly back into...

Warfare Quotes

And it meant two rifles, gripped in the hands of the soldiers. She stared at the rifles first. Then, finally, she looked into the face of the soldier who had ordered her to halt. (1.13)

Fear Quotes

"Halte!" the soldier ordered in a stern voice.The German word was as familiar as it was frightening. Annemarie had heard it often enough before, but it had never been directed at her until now. (1....

Prejudice Quotes

Ellen made a face. "No," she said, laughing. "You know I can't beat you—my legs aren't as long. Can't we just walk, like civilized people?" She was a stocky ten-year-old, unlike lanky Annemarie....

Criminality Quotes

De Frie Danske—The Free Danes—was an illegal newspaper; Peter Neilson brought it to them occasionally, carefully folded and hidden among ordinary books and papers, and Mama always burned it aft...
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