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

The Yellow Star The Legend of King Christian X of Denmark When Nazi soldiers occupied his country King Christian X of Denmark committed himself to keeping all Danes safe from harm The bravery of the Danes and their king during that dangerous time has inspir

  • Title: The Yellow Star: The Legend of King Christian X of Denmark
  • Author: Carmen Agra Deedy Henri Sorensen
  • ISBN: 9781561452088
  • Page: 325
  • Format: Hardcover
  • When Nazi soldiers occupied his country, King Christian X of Denmark committed himself to keeping all Danes safe from harm 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 symbolizes the loyalty and fearless spirit of the king and his people The result is a powerful andWhen Nazi soldiers occupied his country, King Christian X of Denmark committed himself to keeping all Danes safe from harm 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 symbolizes the loyalty and fearless spirit of the king and his people The result is a powerful and dignified story of heroic justice, a story for all people and all times.
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    • Lisa Vegan says:

      I so appreciated that a Danish illustrator did the illustrations for this book. The illustrations are beautiful, with a cinematic look about them. Just lovely!Years ago, I remember being so disappointed to learn that this story, of the Danish King wearing the yellow star in solidarity with Denmark’s Jewish citizens, was probably not a true tale. However, there is no disputing how the Danish people came to the aid of the Jewish population and saved most of them from being murdered by the Nazis. [...]

    • Niamh Delahunty says:

      Though the Yellow Star may appear nothing more than a picture book, it isn't. The Yellow Star is the touching story of the loved King Christian of Denmark. Before the war (World War II), Denmark was made up of all Danes, no race was stereotyped against. But, with the coming of the war and Hitler's anti-semitism, this changes. All jews are required to wear a yellow star on their clothing, to symbolize that they are different from others. Instead of Danes and Danes, Denmark was made up of Danes an [...]

    • Virginia says:

      A simple book with a profound message-- The Yellow Star: The Legend of King Christian X of Denmark is-- as the author admits in her notes at the end of the book-- a legend; it's truth cannot be substantiated with any photographs or written documentation. However, there are many facts the author does share that indicate it could be true, or that something like it could be true. This is an inspirational tale of what a country's ruler did to try to protect his people-- ALL of his people--during the [...]

    • N_maryellen Rosenblum says:

      I would have loved this book to have been non-fiction, however the author did make the point that many note-worthy acts did take place in Denmark during World War II. I truly enjoyed the author's commentary at the conclusion of the book and feel that it would be an amazing conversation starter for an older group of children.

    • J-Lynn says:

      The author asks that this book be read as a legend instead of historical fiction. She argues that the legend, which has been passed down through generations by oral story telling, is something that we can aspire to, a story that should be told even if the truth of it cannot be proven. I agree. The Yellow Star is a beautiful story of resistance and solidarity during a time of division and horror. The appendix that outlines facts of Denmark’s opposition to the Nazi agenda adds depth and discussi [...]

    • Barbara says:

      An inspiring story about a King and a people who refused to cower in the face of a cruel enemy. An important lesson for us all in these uncertain times.

    • Heather says:

      This book tells the story of King Christian X and his loyal subjects of Denmark. When the Nazis invade Denmark and demand the Jewish citizens to wear a yellow star on their clothing at all times, King Christian becomes worried for his citizens. His country is one giant family and to him, he couldn't let any of them die. After he had some time to think, he concocts a plan to stop the killing of innocent people by having his entire country wear a yellow star even if they aren't Jewish, once again [...]

    • Karissa Kelly says:

      The Yellow Star is a book based on the legend of King Christian X of Denmark and his simply, but smart way to defy Nazi, Germany. In Denmark, King Christian rode his horse through town without a bodyguard because he was so revered by his people. However, when Nazi, Germany took control, fear settled into Denmark, so King Christian decided to show his people that they were strong. Thus, when the Nazi's replaced the Denmark flag with their own, the king sent a soldier to remove it, and even said h [...]

    • Elizabeth Woodruff says:

      The Yellow Star symbolizes the loyalty and fearless spirit of the king and his people. When the holocaust happened, Nazi soldiers used the star to segregate Jews and terrorize them. Except in Denmark. King Charles X of Denmark worked hard to keep the Danes safe from the Nazis. The King and his Danes have inspired many legends. Even though this story is just a legend, it is a popular story that brightened the darkness of the Nazi invasion. There is no proof that this story ever occurred. The auth [...]

    • Christine Turner says:

      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. The bravery of the Danes and their king during that dangerous time has inspired many legends. The most enduring is the leg [...]

    • Mrs. Lynch says:

      Another book that I read to my third graders as a companion to a reading activity we had done on WWII and the Holocaust. This book was good and I may have given it a higher rating except that it bothered me that it blurred the lines between history and fiction a bit too much. The story was billed as the "legend" of King Christian X standing up to the Nazi regime by refusing to fly the Nazi flag and wearing a Yellow star in solidarity with Danish Jews. However, this story didn't really happen lik [...]

    • Jessica says:

      A beautiful, true story about King Christian of Denmark, who refused to bow down to the Nazis. This is a good starting point to talk about WWII and the Holocaust with children, the story is told simply and gently, and with rich pictures.

    • Hope Chasteen says:

      Summary:This book is about the life of Jews during World War II. The Nazis used the Star of David to segregate the Jewish people. Although, this was different in Denmark. Nazi soldiers took over Denmark and the King, King Christian X, was determined to keep all the Danes safe. This story is of the legends about the King and how he used his bravery and courage to stand up for his people.Evaluation:There are many legends that have formed by the tales of bravery of the Danes and the king. This is o [...]

    • Carson Gentry says:

      I absolutely loved this book. This might be the best Nonfiction picture book I've ever read. This book is a story about how the Danish king was an amazing and trustworthy king who knows how to act at times of conflict. His people trusted him and he trusted his people. The time period is at the time of the spread of the Nazis. The king found ways to keep the Nazis from harming or running his country without actually fighting. He found ways to keep his people safe and living a normal Christian lif [...]

    • Marti says:

      The Yellow Star: The Legend of King Christian X of Denmark by Carmen Agra Deedy is a read aloud book. During WWII, King Christian X of Denmark worked hard to take care of his people - all his people. The Nazi’s tried to cause Denmark to repond as the rest of the overtaken lands did, but Christian X was able to protect his people while causing the Nazi’s to back down.The book is a testament to how one person standing on principles can and will change the world. The Yellow Star: The Legend of [...]

    • Mary says:

      I wrote about 3 timeless lessons found in this book that teachers (and parents) can use to connect to/prevent cyberbullying. Wonderful read!honorsgradu/3-timeless-les

    • Ashley N. says:

      I really enjoyed this book. From not really having a clear understanding of the yellow stars that the Jewish people had to wear, I had a clear understanding after one read of the book. The book has pictures that really bring out the important parts of the writing part of the book.

    • GianettaMajor says:

      this book gave a lot of detail of how a king stood up for the people in his little town. He protected them and fought for their rights even when he could have died.

    • Frankie K says:

      I didn't really like this book. So i don't recommend it, if you don't find interest in there types of books.

    • Kim Straub says:

      This is an excellent read as a companion book to the teaching of the Holocaust. There are many themes even 8th graders can explore as well as discuss the genre of legends.

    • Kyndall says:

      The Nazi's did it again. They invade Denmark threatening to take over the kings place. But when the king stands up to them they leave and don't bother them again.

    • Jaime says:

      Great book. Had a productive discussion with my students.

    • Jess says:

      Gave me chills in the best possible way. Every part of me wants this to be true.

    • Taylor Belanger says:

      I thought this book was good. It had a good explanation of the meaning of the star and gove a lot of details.

    • SaraKat says:

      A beautiful story about the Danish king and his efforts to protect the Danish Jews in his country during WWII. It is a lovely gesture, but I was disappointed at the end when the author said it could be untrue. A great book to read to children in today's climate so they can see how we can stand up for each other.

    • ACS Book-finder says:

      The Danes had a highly - esteemed king ruling over them during the 1940's. They had no idea how much they might need his wisdom during this era of wickedness.In the land of Denmark, different religions were respected, as well as different people groups. Everyone living in Denmark was simplyDanish! Tall Danes, stout Danes, cranky Danes, even Great Danes! They were all loyal subjects of their beloved King Christian. He rode daily along the streets, mingling with his people. He would do anything fo [...]

    • Kayla Lazenby says:

      Genre: Historical Non- Fiction Format: Children's Picture BookAward: Christopher Award Summary: This story is a short story touching the topic of World War II. With war sweeping the land, it would not be long before Denmark would be found in the middle of it. King Christian X, who was loved and respected, committed himself to keeping all the jews safe. While he knew many would die, he desired that everyone be seen as a dane whether they were Jewish or not Jewish. It is his mission to find a way [...]

    • sarafem says:

      Hearsay is the only proof we have of this story actually having occurred, but it is a great tale that holds a lot of signifcance. Legend has it that when Hitler ordered all Danish Jews to wear the Star of David on their clothing, the king of Denmark himself had the Star sewn on to all of his clothing. He is legendary (and this part IS proven) for riding his horse without security through Copenhagen every morning; the little nation is so peaceful and in awe of their good-hearted king that he need [...]

    • Patricia Kemp Blackmon says:

      The Legend of The of King Christian X of Denmark has been researched in hope of finding facts to prove it truthful. But none has proven as fact.In 1940 when King Christian X was reigning King of Denmark he was seen daily, riding his horse through the streets without need of a bodyguard. He kindly greeted his fellow Danes. There was no prejudice among the people of Denmark all were Danes. Then came the Nazis trying to force division of the Jews from the Danes ordering the Jews to wear a yellow st [...]

    • Bethany says:

      Read for 5420 classI love the author's note at the end of this story: "The allegory of the yellow star used by Nazis to divide and shame became in this legend a symbol of unity and hope. It is a story that should be told. What if it /had/ happened? What if every Dane, from shoemaker to priest, had worn the yellow Star of David? And what if we could follow that example today against violations of human rights? What if the good and strong people of the world stood shoulder to shoulder, crowding th [...]

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