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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (181,330 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lois Lowry Narrator: Blair Brown Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2004 ISBN: 9780807219720
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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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Quotes & Awards

  • “A deftly told story that dramatizes how Danes appointed themselves bodyguards—not only for their king, who was in the habit of riding alone in Copenhagen, but for their Jews.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • A story of Denmark and the Danish people, whose Resistance was so effective in saving their Jews. School Library Journal, Starred
  • “The whole work is seamless, compelling, and memorable—impossible to put down; difficult to forget.”

    Horn Book

  • “While the novel has an absorbing plot, its real strength lies in its evocation of deep friendship between two girls and of a caring family who makes a profoundly moral choice.”

    Booklist

  • Winner of the 1990 Newbery Medal
  • Winner of the 1991 Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children’s Book Award
  • Winner of the 1992 Rebecca Caudill Young Readers’ Book Award

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melanie Swider | 2/20/2014

    " Powerful historical fiction book about World War II - loved it! Great book club book for HF unit! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rochi | 2/9/2014

    " Love it! Hitler related from a very brave girl point of view. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 No one | 2/8/2014

    " I remember not reading it, but actually had it read to me when I was very young! Probably like 14 or 15...I remember liking it so much that I adopted one of the character's name as my name for a while! I might reread it because I don't remember much about it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelsie | 2/6/2014

    " this book was very intresting, it told me a lot information. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Madi French | 2/5/2014

    " We read this in class, and it wasn't my type of book, but for a class book on WW2, I liked it.... an adventurous book, yet simple. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tina Lowen | 2/5/2014

    " This was a reread for me; it has been many years since I first read it, and while I could remember enjoying it, I couldn't remember details. I'm glad I took the time to reread this touching story. The author's concluding note especially touched me. This really is a timeless book, one I highly recommend. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angela Rowland | 2/4/2014

    " One of my all time favorite books, this story talks about a family who tries to save a little girl from the Nazi's during the time of the Holocaust. This book is a good book to introduce students to the Holocaust but I believe it is more beneficial to use alongside a unit about the Holocaust so that students can truly try to understand what is happening. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Audree | 1/29/2014

    " Read this book in grade school, don't remember if it was in 6th or 5th grade, but it was very interesting to me at that age because I hadn't read any books really involving anything about WWII. It was simple but still good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shalini Menon | 1/20/2014

    " Read this in school and would read it again. Quick read and totally touching and semieducational. Im usually not a fan of stories that take place in historical settings or wartime etc but this is an exception. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karli | 1/5/2014

    " Great history but very sad. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 12/21/2013

    " Beautifully written, very appropriate for children even while telling a heartbreaking story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Luciano | 12/20/2013

    " One of the most touching books! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brooke | 12/17/2013

    " A historical fiction about a family that help their jewish friends during the war. It's one of my favorite books! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Danielle Bartos | 11/21/2013

    " One of my favorite historical fiction books I could read over and over again! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah Woodward-jones | 11/18/2013

    " loved this in 6 th grade! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Catherine Washabaugh | 11/17/2013

    " This was my all time favorite in 5th grade. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Daniel | 9/24/2013

    " One of the best children's books ever in my opinion. Tells the story of how the Danish Jews coped under the tyrannical Nazi occupation of Denmark. Interesting, poignant, compelling and tangible; I would recommend this book to anyone. Particularly a child in upper elementary school "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie Martin | 6/28/2013

    " Quick read. Uniquely uplifting story for Holocaust literature. All the more stirring for its accuracy (as outlined in the afterward). I'm thinking class novel here! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeremy | 5/1/2013

    " I always recommend this one to my students who haven't tried historical fiction before. One of my favorites! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Arianna Kotsatos | 2/4/2013

    " i read this book witth my class. love it. a lot of suspense. so sad too "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melody | 1/2/2013

    " I think I should have waited a couple of years for this one. Eleanor was only six when we read it. Hard subject, but wonderful message of being a good friend and being brave. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sheri | 10/20/2012

    " Great stories like this help me to love reading and make me want to read more. Too bad i didn't take grandma's recommendation and read this book twenty years ago as a teenager. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heidi Hardin | 9/12/2012

    " Absolutely Fantastic. I love WW2 books as it is, but this book was one that I had to read for school and loved it so much. I will never forget this story. It leaves a life long imprint on your heart. Incredible read. Love love love it. :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gretchen Fatouros | 8/3/2012

    " Read this book about 20 years ago. Really enjoyed it, but very intense in regards to WWII... I don't think I would read again, because it was a bit too raw for me... "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Chase | 10/29/2011

    " Let's be honest, this book is softcore holocaust literature which is kind of offensive to the nature of the whole event. I'm not gonna pity shitty writing and downplaying of issues and such just because it's a book about the holocaust. Elie Wiesel > Mrs. Lowblow "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cassandra Knight | 6/17/2011

    " Need to read this again. Beautiful story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Martha | 5/24/2011

    " I think I just love Lois Lowry's style of writing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristen | 5/23/2011

    " I read this as a child and I enjoyed it. It's very enlightening for kids to read this and be able to understand what people went through during World War II. I recommend for kids or adults that want to read a very short heart warming story of survival. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 5/21/2011

    " Good first intro to the Holocaust
    4-5th grade "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elizabeth | 5/19/2011

    " This book is a good historical novel about the jews. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ruis | 5/19/2011

    " A really good book! Re read it many times. I love Lois Lowry! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Megan | 5/17/2011

    " I loved this book!!! it was packed with adventure and trust!! it was about saving a friendship with an army thrunting it. well i can't say any more!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Grace | 5/16/2011

    " I thought this book was very well written and very descriptive. I would absolutly recommend this book to other readers. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hannah | 5/16/2011

    " This book kept turning up everywhere! Everywhere I looked, there it was, so I finally bought it and read it again and it is so dang good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kate | 5/16/2011

    " Very Vey VERY good, love Lois Lowry!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kimber | 5/16/2011

    " I LOVE this book because it shows how life during the time of Hitler and the Nazis was and how families lived..... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maddie | 5/16/2011

    " I think I read this for middle school (god, I'm old). Good book, not bad. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erica | 5/15/2011

    " I had to read this for the NHS summer reading. It was really good for a children's book. I nice look at ethics and doing the right thing! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nancy | 5/14/2011

    " a very good book for children that my son had to read for school that i read with him about the holocaust "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Henry | 5/12/2011

    " I thought that this book really showed me the life of normal people during the world war II. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelly Ann | 5/10/2011

    " I love this book as an adult just as much as I did when I first read it in fourth grade in Mrs. Troest's class! "

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About the Author
Author Lois Lowry

Lois Lowry has written many books beloved by children and adults alike. From the popular Anastasia Krupnik series to her bestselling novel The Giver, her books have garnered dozens of national, international, and state honors and awards, including two Newbery Medals.

About the Narrator

Blair Brown is a Tony Award–winning actor. Her best known role is Nina Sharp from the television series Fringe. She prepares for recording audiobooks the same way she does for her other roles: by reading the text three times. Brown has won seven AudioFile Earphones Awards.