"How Brave are you, little Annemarie?": First Edition of the 25th Anniversary Edition of Lois Lowry's Number the Stars; Signed by Her
Number The Stars.
Item Number: 60021
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014.
First edition of the 25th Anniversary edition of Lowry’s first Newbery Award-winning novel. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by the author on the title page, “With best wishes Lois Lowry.” Lowry has added a two stars. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Sheila Smallwood. With an introduction by the author.
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. "The whole work is seamless, compelling, and memorable—impossible to put down; difficult to forget" (The Horn Book).