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The Yellow Star: The Legend of King Christian X of Denmark

The Yellow Star: The Legend of King Christian X of Denmark

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Series: Biographical, Picture Book Bios
Genres: Fiction, Picture Books
Tags: Ages 5-8, Ages 8-12
ASIN: 1561452084
ISBN: 1561452084

The Yellow Star: The Legend of King Christian X of Denmark: The story of King Christian X and the Danish resistance to the Nazis during World War II.

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The Yellow Star: The Legend of King Christian X of Denmark: The story of King Christian X and the Danish resistance to the Nazis during World War II.

Without the yellow star to point them out, the Jews looked like any other Danes.

For centuries, the Star of David was a symbol of Jewish pride. But during World War II, Nazis used the star to segregate and terrorize the Jewish people. Except in Denmark.

When Nazi soldiers occupied his country, King Christian X of Denmark committed himself to keeping all Danes safe from harm, and the bravery of the Danes and their king during that dangerous time has inspired many legends.

The most enduring is the legend of the yellow star, which the loyalty and fearless spirit of the king and his people.

New York Times best-selling author and storyteller Carmen Agra Deedy has poignantly recreated this legend, which is accompanied by Danish illustrator Henri Sørensen’s arresting full-color portraits. The result is a powerful and dignified story of heroic justice, a story for all people and all times.

About the Author & Illustrator

“I have read the negative reviews of those who point out that the story is not true, and I too wish the story as written were true. However, I personally, cannot compare it to Number the Stars, which is also excellent, because they are different types of books for an entirely different audience. For younger children, particularly, this short, simple, beautiful story of the commitment of the Danish King and people to protect and save the Jewish countrymen from Nazi persecution is inspiring and lovely. It’s a favorite book of ours for the spirit of the story, and the unspoken challenge – what if we all chose to stand beside others to protect them and their freedoms, even at risk to our own lives? It isn’t in the book, but it’s the thought that always follows for me. This is a story of finding a creative solution to a horrific, threatening problem. It is the story of the commitment of a nation to protect all of its people. Those lessons are beautiful, and definitely historically accurate to the spirit of the Danes in WW2, though the details are not consistent with fact.” – Amazon Reviewer Colorado Mom X 3


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