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Number The Stars. by  Lois LOWRY - Signed First Edition - 1989 - from Peter Harrington (SKU: 95803)

Number The Stars.

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Number The Stars.

by LOWRY, Lois

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About This Item

Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1989. First edition, first printing. Inscribed by Lowry to M. M. Kimmel on the title page, "For Maggie, with thanks once again, Lois Lowry '95." Margaret Mary Kimmel is a professor emerita in the School of Library and Information Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh. She has served on many important library councils including, the Carnegie 100 (an advisory group to the Carnegie Institute), the board of directors of the Children's Council of Western Pennsylvania, the advisory board of Beginning with Books, the board of trustees for the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (member of the Executive Committee and Chair of Automation Committee), the United States National Section of the International Board of Books for Young People (as past president), the American Library Association Council (as member, chair of the Committee on Accreditation, chair of the Office of Library Personnel Advisory Committee, and chair of the Committee on Education), the Association of Library Service to Children (as past president, chair of the Committee on Accreditation, chair of the Office of Library Personnel Advisory Committee, and chair of the Committee on Education), and the board of directors of the Association for Library and Information Science Education. She has also sat on a number of Newbery committees. Number The Stars was the winner of the 1990 Newbery Medal. A touching story about the Danish Resistance. Octavo. Original black cloth boards, blue endpapers. With dust jacket. An excellent copy in the dust jacket showing light wear to edges.

Synopsis

Number the Stars is a work of historical fiction about the Holocaust during World War II  by Newbery Award-winning author Lois Lowry. Ten-year-old Annemarie Johansen is the central character, who lived in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1943 and was caught up in the events surrounding the rescue of the Danish Jews. 

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There are a lot of good Holocaust books, and this is one of them, but there was nothing that made it stand out from the rest in my mind.

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Peter Harrington GB (GB)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
95803
Title
Number The Stars.
Author
LOWRY, Lois
Book condition
second hand
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company,
Date Published
1989

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About Peter Harrington

Since its establishment, Peter Harrington has specialised in sourcing, selling and buying the finest quality original first editions, signed, rare and antiquarian books, fine bindings and library sets. Peter Harrington first began selling rare books from the Chelsea Antiques Market on London's King's Road. For the past twenty years the business has been run by Pom Harrington, Peter's son.

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