TBTB (Throwback Thursday Books) – Lois Lowry’s Number the Stars


 

 Lois Lowry’s historical fiction account of ten-year-old Christian Annemarie Johansen and her best friend, Jewish Ellen Rosen in World War II-era  Denmark made quite an impression on me in elementary school. Many things appealed to me about this book – the genre, the setting (my  surname, by the way, is Danish), the Johansen family’s act of selflessness, and Denmark’s peaceful resistance. I joyfully read Number the Stars   again at various points in my academic career. A few weeks ago, I led a tour at the library. When I showed the group the Newbery Medalists, I  mentioned this classic. Why hasn’t Hollywood made this into a movie?

 

 

 

 

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TBTB (Throwback Thursday Books) – D’Aulaires’ Book of Greek Myths


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My fascination with Greek mythological melodrama probably stems from this gloriously illustrated tome. Whenever library patrons seek mythology, I always hope D’Aulaires’ Book of Greek Myths is on the shelf. Just last year, I purchased my very own copy from Barnes & Noble.

 

 

 

 

 

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