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

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

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 Without the yellow star to point them out, the Jews looked like any other Danes. For centuries, the Star of David was ...

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Title:The Yellow Star: The Legend of King Christian X of Denmark
Author:Carmen Agra Deedy
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Genres:Childrens
ISBN:The Yellow Star: The Legend of King Christian X of Denmark
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:32 pages pages

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

  • Lisa Vegan
    Jul 05, 2010
    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 solidar...
  • Jessica
    Jan 28, 2014
    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. ...
  • J-Lynn Van Pelt
    Feb 13, 2008
    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. ...
  • Shelli
    Oct 19, 2009
    My daughter and I were both saddened when we reached the conclusion and read that this was not a true story; probably should have paid closer attention to the word "Legend" in the title. However, this legend has some truths behind it and Caren Agra Deedy did a very nice job describing ...
  • Christine Turner
    Jul 20, 2012
    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 ...
  • Marti
    Sep 10, 2017
    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, ...
  • Megan
    Nov 03, 2013
    I read this aloud to my class following the read aloud of Number the Stars by Lois Lowry. It's a wonderful story of King Christian X of Denmark, who ruled over Denmark during the German occupation. It is obvious the people of Denmark love King Christian X. Even though the story told in...
  • Virginia
    Aug 02, 2014
    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 t...
  • N_maryellen Rosenblum
    Oct 06, 2010
    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...
  • Dale
    May 02, 2013
    Excellent book about how you can really make a difference if you take a stand against wrong! ...
  • Niamh Delahunty
    Jun 06, 2012
    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 ...
  • Barbara
    Oct 21, 2012
    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. ...
  • Mrs. Lynch
    Jun 03, 2013
    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 s...
  • Nancy Kotkin
    Apr 19, 2017
    Story: 5 stars Illustrations: 4 stars Historical fiction about the Nazi occupation of Denmark during World War II. An Author's Note in the back of the book explains that this story of King Christian X is a legend, but both the Danes' love for their leader and the Danish resistance ...
  • Catie
    Jun 19, 2014
    In 1940 the Nazis ordered that all Jews should wear a yellow star on their clothing. King Christian X of Denmark feared for his people and what would happen if the Jews were singled out. So he sought a way to both protect and unite his subjects--by using the yellow stars. A beautifully...
  • John of Canada
    Aug 29, 2018
    This was a lovely legend.The message was very hopeful. ...
  • Carson Gentry
    Mar 01, 2018
    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 i...
  • Christy
    Mar 04, 2018
    This book is a poetic retelling of an inspiring legend. It's beautifully written and illustrated. I also really appreciate the author's note about her research, in particular her inability to document the details of this story. She concludes that the story, though not strictly true, ha...
  • Bekah
    Apr 26, 2019
    The Yellow Star, by Carmen Agra Deedy, is a story about King Christian X of Denmark, and how he ruled his people. He did not need a body guard as he rode his horse through town because of how much the people respected him. When the dark times of World War II fell upon Denmark, King Chr...
  • Caitlin
    Sep 13, 2018
    This book is about the legend of the king of Denmark who when the Nazis came in, he tried to protect his people. He took down the Nazi flag in resistance at first. Then when Jews were required to wear stars, he tried to find a way that Jews would be protected and they would all look li...
  • Karissa Kelly
    Apr 25, 2016
    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...
  • Elizabeth Woodruff
    Feb 20, 2016
    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...
  • Kate Willis
    Sep 18, 2018
    I remember really liking this. ;) ...
  • Luisa Knight
    Nov 27, 2018
    A short story about King Christian and the country that defied the Nazi's morality. Ages: 5 - 9 **Like my reviews? I also have hundreds of detailed reports that I offer too. These reports give a complete break-down of everything in the book, so you'll know just how clean it is or...
  • Heather
    Nov 02, 2017
    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 hi...
  • Hope Chasteen
    Oct 08, 2017
    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 s...
  • Elaine Savage
    Mar 24, 2018
    The Yellow Star is the legend about a well-loved and wise king. King Christian could leave his palace without any guards and his people promised to protect him. However, grave times were coming to his country of Denmark, where his wisdom and people would be tested. The Nazi's came and ...
  • Melissa
    Dec 02, 2018
    Although this is not verifiably true, much of it is believable and evidenced by the way Denmark protected their Jews during WWII when Germany came into their country to occupy. A wonderful story of how a country united under their King protected and loved their fellow countrymen when i...
  • Madeline Collins
    Nov 13, 2018
    This story takes place during the time that Hitler took over Denmark. It is about King Christian X of Denmark protecting all the Danes from the Nazi soldiers. The Danes are so brave and courageous during this time and they inspired the legend of the Yellow Star. The yellow star is a re...
  • Madison Zappin
    Nov 06, 2018
    This is a powerful picture book that centers around King Christian X of Denmark during World War 2. From the start of the story, it is made very clear that everyone in Denmark loved and respected their king. When the Nazis arrive in Denmark they bring food shortages, curfews, and thei...