What is not real in number the stars?

What is not real in number the stars?

Not in real-life Denmark. Oh, there were the soldiers; that was true. And the courageous Resistance leaders, who sometimes lost their lives; that was true, too.

What is the code for Ellen in number the stars?

He had even resorted to an unpleasant alternative, which consisted of “dried weeds rolled in paper.” Annemarie soon realized that “a carton of cigarettes” was code for Ellen and her family.

Who is Uncle Henrik?

Mama’s brother and Annemarie’s uncle, Henrik is a fisherman who lives in the countryside. Unmarried and slightly roguish, Henrik lives alone in his childhood home—and has, since the start of the war, used his fishing boats to regularly smuggle Danish Jews across the narrow sea to freedom in Sweden.

What is Uncle Henrik’s job?

Hannah Love, M.A. In Number the Stars, a historical fiction novel by Lois Lowry, Uncle Henrik is a fisherman just like many other men in Denmark. Uncle Henrik is an important character in this coming of age story set during the Nazi occupation of Denmark.

What is Uncle Henrik’s definition of bravery?

What is Uncle Henrik’s definition of bravery? To Uncle Henrik, bravery means that you don’t think about how afraid you are; you only think about what has to be done.

Is it easier to be brave if you don’t know everything?

In Chapter 9, Uncle Henrik tells Annemarie that it is far easier to be brave when one does not know everything. What he means is that a lack of knowledge about dangerous secrets or impending threats can help someone keep his/her composure during stressful situations.

How did Lise die?

Lise died in an unfortunate accident shortly before her wedding. After she dies, her family doesn’t have the heart to get rid of her trousseau, the chest that contains her wedding dress and the linens she would have used in her new home. (P.S. Lise’s trousseau chest shows up at several important moments in the book.

Why does Uncle Henrik suggest the milking lesson?

Uncle Henrik takes her for a milking lesson because she is grown up enough now to learn how to do it. Annemarie is also allowed to know some of the things that were hidden from her before. Uncle Henrik also helps Annemarie see her own bravery.

Who died in Number the Stars?

Peter Nielsen has died. He was shot in a public square for his involvement in the Resistance. Annemarie’s parents tell her that Lise was a member of the Resistance, too, and that she did not die in an accident, but was killed by the Germans.

What did Annemarie learn about her great aunt Birte?

What did Annemarie learn about Aunt Birte? Annemarie learned that Aunt Birte never existed. She didn’t tell bc Annemarie knew that it was safer 4 Ellen 2 believe that Aunt Birte is real.

What had Mr Rosen dropped at Uncle Henrik’s house?

Rosen dropped at Uncle Henrik’s house? At Uncle Henrik’s house Mr. Rosen had dropped the packet that Peter gave him.

Why didn’t Mr Rosen ask what was in the package?

Rosen does not know what is in the package and does not ask, because it is safer not to know. Peter leaves with everyone except the Rosens, telling Mrs. Johansen to follow in twenty minutes.

What did mama say to keep the soldiers from opening the casket?

How does Mama keep the soldiers from opening the casket? She tells them Great-aunt Birte had typhus.

What did Annemarie bring to Uncle Henrik’s boat?

Annemarie came just in time. Not long after she delivered the packet to her uncle, German soldiers brought dogs to the boat. The handkerchief saved them all.

What country were the Jews going to with Uncle Henrik’s help?

Nazi soldiers arrive and question Annemarie about the contents of the casket. She bravely tells them that her Great-aunt Birte has died. She understands how dangerous the situation is and soon learns that her Uncle Henrik is going to smuggle the Jews across the sea to Sweden.

Why doesn’t mama tell Annemarie what is in the package?

Annemarie takes the packet because no one will suspect a little girl. Peter and Annemarie’s parents are preparing the Jews for their escape to Sweden. They are pretending that Annemarie’s Great-aunt Birte died to explain why all of the people are gathered, but there is no person in the coffin.

Who was in Uncle Henrik’s boat?


Why did Mrs Johansen tease Uncle Henrik?

Why did Mrs. Johansen tease her brother Henrik? Because he wasn’t married.

What was the name of Uncle Henrik’s cow?


Why did Annemarie hide Ellen’s necklace?

Annemarie hides the necklace away, promising Ellen that she’ll keep it for her until it’s safe for Ellen to wear the necklace again. The necklace is not mentioned again until the closing pages of the novel.

Where has Annemarie hide Ellen’s Star of David?

When the soldiers left she saw that she had held it so tightly that it left a Star of David imprint on her skin. Later in the book, after Ellen left, Annemarie hid the necklace once again, vowing to one day return it. She hid it in the trunk that held her late sister’s belongings.

How did Ellen’s chain around her neck get broken?

How did Ellen’s chain around her neck get broken? Annamerice broke the chain with all of her strength.

What caused the German soldier to grab Ellen’s hair?

The German soldiers are suspicious of Ellen because of her dark, curly hair. Mr. Johansen shows them a picture of his daughter, Lise, when she was young. She knows the soldiers do not want to get sick.

Why did Ellen’s parents leave?

Why did Ellen’s parents have to leave? the Nazis took the list of Jews from the synagogue. they left so the Nazis couldn’t track them down. Annemarie stated that there were no cigarettes in Denmark, so what were Mr.

Who is Lise and what happened to her?

Lise was Annemarie’s eldest sister. She died when she was about eighteen years old, two weeks to her wedding to Peter Neilsen. According to Annemarie’s parents, Lise was part of the Resistance—a group of people who fought against the Nazis using whatever means at their disposal.

Why were the girls kept home from school after the visit from the German soldiers?

Why were the girls kept home from school after the visit by the German soldiers? They were kept home because the Germans were probably checking for Jews there too. What made Annemarie realize that her father was speaking in code to her uncle, what was their conversation really about?

What is the casket at Uncle Henrik’s house filled with?

What is the casket at Uncle Henrik’s house filled with? Stuffed with folded blankets and articles of clothing.

Why didn’t the soldiers want mama to open the casket?

The “death” in the family is an excuse for people to be gathered. Mama says the casket is closed because Birte died of typhus germs, pretty much guaranteeing no one will open it to check their story.

Why did Mrs Johansen want to take the girls to her brothers by herself?

Johansen want to take the girls to her brother’s by herself? It would look suspicious if they left the apartment together. Why would Annemarie and her mother act nervous when Kirsti spoke to the soldier on the train? They were afraid she would give them away.