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As the German troops begin their campaign to "relocate" all the Jews of Denmark, Annemarie Johansen’s family takes in Annemarie’s best friend, Ellen Rosen, and conceals her as part of the family.

Through the eyes of ten-year-old Annemarie, we watch as the Danish Resistance smuggles almost the entire Jewish population of Denmark, nearly seven thousand people, across the sea to Sweden. The heroism of an entire nation reminds us that there was pride and human decency in the world even during a time of terror and war.

Winner of the 1990 Newbery Medal.

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Publisher
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Published on
Apr 24, 1989
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Pages
144
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ISBN
9780547345444
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Language
English
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Genres
Juvenile Fiction / Family / General
Juvenile Fiction / Girls & Women
Juvenile Fiction / Historical / Holocaust
Juvenile Fiction / Social Themes / Friendship
Juvenile Fiction / Social Themes / Values & Virtues
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