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ISBN13: 9780395510605
ISBN10: 0395510600
Condition: Standard
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Rife with humor and personality, this very young middle grade novel has a classic old-fashioned feel and a package equipped with the makings of a modern classic. In Bless This Mouse, a very resilient and quirky colony of church mice fear yet another Great X (more than they fear cats!), but under Mouse Matriarch Hildegardes leadership, they band together and save themselves from impending doomeven if its just by the skin of their tails!      Lois Lowry is no stranger to delighting middle grade audiences. Lowrys acclaimed Gooney Bird series was championed by School Library Journal as "[a] fine selection for beginning chapter book readers and as a read-aloud." Lemony Snicket gave The Willoughbys a starred review in Publishers Weekly, while Kirkus called it a "sparklingly smart satire." More recently published on our Spring 2010 list is Lowrys Birthday Ball with "wonderfully swirly, evocative, energetic character sketches by the fabulous Feiffer" (SLJ) which Booklist hailed "an original fairy tale with a decidedly comical twist" in its starred review.

Synopsis:

This Newbery Medal Book describes how a ten-year-old Danish girl's bravery is tested when her best friend is threatened by Nazis in 1943.

Synopsis:

This 25th anniversary edition marks another milestone for the Newbery Medal-winning classic Number the Stars. By the author of The Giver, this remarkable work of historical fiction tells  the profound story about a very brave ten-year-old Danish girl and how the Nazis threaten her Jewish best friend in the war-torn world of 1943.

Synopsis:

Princess Patricia Priscilla is bored with her royal life and the excitement surrounding her sixteenth birthday ball. Doomed to endure courtship by three grotesquely unappealing noblemen, she escapes her fateand#8212;for a week. Disguised as a peasant, she attends the village school as the smart new girl, and#8220;Pat,and#8221; and attracts friends and the attention of the handsome schoolmaster. Disgusting suitors, lovable peasants, and the clueless king and queen collide at the ball, where Princess Patricia Priscilla calls the shots. What began as a cure for boredom becomes a chance for Princess Patricia Priscilla to break the rules and marry the man she loves.

Synopsis:

A wry, dry, laugh-out-loud princess tale by the hilarious Lois Lowry, with illustrations by Pulitzer Prizeand#8211;winning cartoonist Jules Feiffer. Princess Patricia Priscilla is bored with her royal life and the excitement surrounding her sixteenth birthday ball. Doomed to endure courtship by three grotesquely unappealing noblemen, she adopts a peasant disguise and escapes her fateand#8212;for a week. In this tale of mistaken identity, creamed pigeons, and young love, the two-time Newbery medalist Lois Lowry compares princesses to peasants and finds them to be exactly the same in all the important ways.

Synopsis:

Princess Patricia Priscilla's sixteenth birthday is in one week.  That means she has seven days before her birthday ball, and seven days before the moment when she must select a suitor to marry.  

Oh, dear.  Seven days is not a very long time, sixteen is not very old, and Princess Patricia Priscilla's prospective suitors consist of a dirty duke, a foppish prince, and foul-mouthed conjoined counts.

Princess Patricia Pricilla is not terribly optimistic about the whole affair.

And so, with her cat Delicious in tow, Princess Pat sneaks off to join the peasant children each day at the schoolhouse in hopes of finding out just what she's been missing before she must resign herself to a wretched future.  But after meeting Fred, Nell, Liz the norphan, and a rather dreamy schoolmaster, Princess Pat wonders if perhaps the plans for her Birthday Ball might require one or two adjustments. . .

About the Author

As the German troops begin their campaign to "relocate" all the Jews of Denmark, 10-year-old Annemarie Johansens's family takes in Annemarie's best friend, Ellen Rosen, and pretend she is part of the family. 

    Through Annemarie's eyes, we watch as the Danish Resistance smuggle almost the entire Jewish population, nearly seven thousand people, across the sea to Sweden. A tale of an entire nation's heroism that reminds us there was pride and human decency in the world even during a time of terror and war.

With a new introduction by the author.

"The whole work is seamless, compelling, and memorable--impossible to put down; difficult to forget." Horn Book

"The whole work is seamless, compelling, and memorable — impossible to put down; difficult to forget." Horn Book Guide

Lois Lowry is known for her versatility and invention as a writer. She was born in Hawaii and grew up in New York, Pennsylvania, and Japan. After several years at Brown University, she turned to her family and to writing. She is the author of more than thirty books for young adults, including the popular Anastasia Krupnik series. She has received countless honors, among them the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, the Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award, the California Young Readers Medal, and the Mark Twain Award. She received Newbery Medals for two of her novels,Number the StarsandThe Giver. Her first novel,A Summer to Die, was awarded the International Reading Associations Childrens Book Award. Ms. Lowry now divides her time between Cambridge and an 1840s farmhouse in Maine. To learn more about Lois Lowry, see her website at www.loislowry.com

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Lielani, October 16, 2006 (view all comments by Lielani)
Number the Stars was not a book that caught my eye at first, rather it was an assignment. However, I must admit that upone opening the fresh new book and creasing open the 1st chapter- I could scarcely put it down! Lois Lowry opened up a world I had never even thought of seeing and feelings that I had never dremt of feeling. This book transports you, whole, to a world that was once thought to be over... but as Lowry shows us, memories and history are never quite gone. Make this heroine journey with this young girl and discover a piece of yourself you never thought you possessed. Its an easy must-read.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780395510605
Author:
Lowry, Lois
Publisher:
Harcourt Brace and Company
Author:
Lowry, Lois
Author:
Rohmann, Eric
Author:
Feiffer, Jules
Location:
Boston :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Friendship
Subject:
World war, 1939-1945
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Social Situations - Friendship
Subject:
Jews
Subject:
Historical - Military & Wars
Subject:
People & Places - Europe
Subject:
Religious - Jewish
Subject:
Historical - Holocaust
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - Historical
Subject:
Denmark
Subject:
Denmark Fiction.
Subject:
World War, 1939-1945 -- Denmark -- Juvenile fiction.
Subject:
World War, 19
Subject:
Social Issues - Friendship
Subject:
World War, 1939-1945 -- Denmark.
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Single Title
Subject:
Childrens classics
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series Volume:
26
Publication Date:
April 1989
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 4 to 6
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Black and white illustrations
Pages:
156
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 1 lb
Age Level:
09-12

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"Synopsis" by ,
This Newbery Medal Book describes how a ten-year-old Danish girl's bravery is tested when her best friend is threatened by Nazis in 1943.
"Synopsis" by ,
This 25th anniversary edition marks another milestone for the Newbery Medal-winning classic Number the Stars. By the author of The Giver, this remarkable work of historical fiction tells  the profound story about a very brave ten-year-old Danish girl and how the Nazis threaten her Jewish best friend in the war-torn world of 1943.
"Synopsis" by ,
Princess Patricia Priscilla is bored with her royal life and the excitement surrounding her sixteenth birthday ball. Doomed to endure courtship by three grotesquely unappealing noblemen, she escapes her fateand#8212;for a week. Disguised as a peasant, she attends the village school as the smart new girl, and#8220;Pat,and#8221; and attracts friends and the attention of the handsome schoolmaster. Disgusting suitors, lovable peasants, and the clueless king and queen collide at the ball, where Princess Patricia Priscilla calls the shots. What began as a cure for boredom becomes a chance for Princess Patricia Priscilla to break the rules and marry the man she loves.
"Synopsis" by ,
A wry, dry, laugh-out-loud princess tale by the hilarious Lois Lowry, with illustrations by Pulitzer Prizeand#8211;winning cartoonist Jules Feiffer. Princess Patricia Priscilla is bored with her royal life and the excitement surrounding her sixteenth birthday ball. Doomed to endure courtship by three grotesquely unappealing noblemen, she adopts a peasant disguise and escapes her fateand#8212;for a week. In this tale of mistaken identity, creamed pigeons, and young love, the two-time Newbery medalist Lois Lowry compares princesses to peasants and finds them to be exactly the same in all the important ways.
"Synopsis" by ,
Princess Patricia Priscilla's sixteenth birthday is in one week.  That means she has seven days before her birthday ball, and seven days before the moment when she must select a suitor to marry.  

Oh, dear.  Seven days is not a very long time, sixteen is not very old, and Princess Patricia Priscilla's prospective suitors consist of a dirty duke, a foppish prince, and foul-mouthed conjoined counts.

Princess Patricia Pricilla is not terribly optimistic about the whole affair.

And so, with her cat Delicious in tow, Princess Pat sneaks off to join the peasant children each day at the schoolhouse in hopes of finding out just what she's been missing before she must resign herself to a wretched future.  But after meeting Fred, Nell, Liz the norphan, and a rather dreamy schoolmaster, Princess Pat wonders if perhaps the plans for her Birthday Ball might require one or two adjustments. . .

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