So, N was another hard one to find titles for. We came up with two. There are probably tons of books that start with N but few were to be found on our shelves or favorites lists. 🙂
Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
This story is set in the Nazi occupation of Denmark during WWII. Annemarie’s family takes in her best friend, who is Jewish, when the Nazi overrun their country. They hide her and protect her. This is the war as seen through the eyes of 10 year old Annemarie, watching and helping almost all of the Jewish population of their country be rescued.
Both of my older girls loved this story and were moved by the writing. I also know that a few other girls were introduced to it, and fell in love with it, when Miss E took it with her to church camp a couple of summers ago and shared it during down times. Lois Lowry is a fantastic writer and this is a wonderful historical fiction story told by her.
North Child by Edith Pattou
It is about a girl named Rose, whose mother is very superstitious. Her mother was facing north when Rose was born and so she is called a North Child. There is a legend that says she will travel far from home. She makes a bargain with a white bear and is whisked away to a castle that is empty, fulfilling that legend. A silent stranger joins her there and as she grows to know more about him, she finds that she must travel farther to discover herself and her destiny.
This story is an adaptation of the old Norwegian folk tale “East of the Sun, West of the Moon.” Miss E remembers really enjoying it, though she hasn’t read it for a year or two with all the other reading she finds to do. Still, to remember it for this long, it must be enjoyable.
Do you know any N titled books that are favorites in your family? I’d love to hear about them.
Next week, we will tackle O titled books! We have several.
My previous posts in the series:
A – All-of-a-Kind Family and Adventures of the Little Wooden Horse
B – Ballet Shoes and A Bear Called Paddington
C – Counting by 7s and Cheaper By The Dozen
D – Door In The Wall & D’Aulaires’ Book of Greek Myths
E – The Endless Steppe & Ella Enchanted
F – Family Tree & Fog Magic
G – Great Turkey Walk & The Great Brain
H – Half Magic & Horse Diaries
I – Indian in the Cupboard & Island of the Blue Dolphins
J – Journey to America & Julie: An American Girl – 1974
K – Kite Fighters & Key to the Extraordinary
L – Little Women & Long Way From Chicago
M – Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle & Mistakes That Worked