Yohansen pretends she is his daughter, saving her life. I really enjoyed this book and thought of Edna while reading it. The story centers on ten-year-old Annemarie Johansen, who lives with her family in Copenhagen in 1943. Annemarie first proves her friendship for Ellen by yanking Ellen's Star of David necklace from her neck and hiding it in her hand so the German soldiers won't see it. In the novel, bravery centers on individuals as well as the heroism of the entire nation of Denmark. It is there that the story unfolds and the suspense begins. The story gave insights of how people lived in Denmark in back those days.
The Rosens and other Jews make it to Sweden and safety. But the depth of meaning in a story isn't determined by the length of time and verbiage it takes to tell, and the very simplicity of the tale heightens its impact immensely. My children grew up in Maine. This event further alarms Mrs. Chapter Seven The foursome visits Uncle Henrik, who lives near the ocean.
As Ellen is about to go home, she mentions that Thursday is the Jewish New Year. I would definitely recommend It grasps the reader and satisfies them with a suspenseful, sad and hopeful novel. She says that Great-Aunt Birte had typhus, a very contagious and dangerous disease, or so the doctor said. She is fearless when confronted by the Nazi soldiers because she is too young to understand the threat of the political situation. Annemarie thinks this an odd statement, since she knows Ellen has been to the Copenhagen harbor. Some intense content regarding the Nazi regime including how they ran over a young girl with a car. Chapter Five Soldiers search the Johansens' apartment, demanding to know where the Rosen family is.
The story begins with an introduction to the cruelty of German soldiers who are occupying Denmark, the story's heroine, Annemarie, her younger and more bratty , and her best friend Ellen Rosen. She looks around the room and thinks about how each person has changed. Johansen tells Annemarie to fill a basket with food and the packet, and run as fast as she can. The events of Annemarie's life finally bring her to the realization that her fear does not prevent her from being brave, too. Annemarie discovers that ordinary people, like herself, can be brave when they are called to do so. Just as Annemarie is about to arrive at the harbor, some German soldiers and their dogs stop her. One reason I enjoy historical fiction is the educational aspect; learning about something for the first time.
She gives Uncle Henrik an envelope that contains a handkerchief. The story is told through the eyes of 10 year old Annemarie Johansen, and how her family participated in the hiding and smuggling of the Jewish people, and their involvement in the Danish Resistance. See more of my reviews at The second of the books that we listened to on my recent multi-generational, girls road-trip, was 'Number the Stars'. The Johansen family has a close friendship with the Rosen family. However, the soldiers eventually let her go, and Annemarie makes it to her uncle's boat. The Johansen's are ordinary people that took extraordinary risks to stand against injustice in the only way they knew how. Peter gives Ellen a winter jacket.
After dinner, Uncle Henrik takes Annemarie to learn how to milk the cow. He was right; the best and truest in the sense of Mary E. Ellen asks if one of the boats could belong to Uncle Henrik, but Annemarie explains that he keeps his boat in town at the harbor. Peter has been killed in a public square, and Annemarie learns about how Lise truly died. Johansen - Annemarie's mother, she is a strong and determined woman, firm but warm with her children. She tells herself the story of Red Riding Hood to keep herself calm.
When Annemarie and her family were trying to help Ellen's family escape they showed bravery. The soldiers do not believe her, and one of them grabs at the basket. Soldiers arrive, demanding to know why there are so many people in the home, and why the casket isn't open. Annemarie knows that there is no Great-aunt Bertie, but she doesn't say anything. She lives in Copenhagen, Denmark with her mother, father, and younger sister Kirsti.
Good food is scarce, due to the occupation, and Jewish stores are suddenly closed unexpectedly. There are thousands of people at WikiAnswers willing to help you out. Food is scarce because of rationing, and the girls are hungry. The handkerchief had traces of cocaine on it to numb the dog's sense of smell. She loves stories about kings and queens and is constantly turning the surrealistic aspects of war into the fantasy of fairy tales. Both are very strong and brave, and both rely on stories to calm the girls and help them to come to terms with their current reality.