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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 Brow Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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“How brave are you, little Annemarie?”

It is 1943, and for Annemarie Johansen life in Copenhagen is a complicated mix of ordinary home and school time, food shortages, and the constant presence of Nazi soldiers marching through town. Bravery seems a vague virtue—one possessed by dragon-slaying knights in the bed-time stories she tells her younger sister, Kristi.

As the German troops begin their campaign to “relocate” all the Jews of Denmark, the Johansens take in Annemarie’s best friend, Ellen Rosen, and pretend she is part of the family. The girls live like sisters, until it becomes clear that something more needs to be done to save Ellen, her family, and the rest of the country’s Jews.

In this tale of an entire nation’s heroism, the story of the Danish Resistance and their plan to smuggle the entire Jewish population of Denmark—nearly seven thousand people—across the sea to Sweden is told with pride and hope through one young girl’s eyes.

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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.”


  • 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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by Kelsie | 2/6/2014

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

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