Anne Frank's diary telling the story of her years in hiding from the Nazis has affected millions of people.
But what was she like as a small girl, at home with her family and friends; at play and at school? And how did an ordinary little girl come to live such an extraordinary and tragically short life?
In the first half of the book, we meet Anne as a small child growing up with her family in Germany.
Then, we follow her flight to Holland to escape the Nazis; the German invasion and the gradual isolation, then outright persecution, of the Jewish population which forces the family into hiding; the years in the Secret Annex; and her last heart-breaking journey.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 40 pages
- Publisher: Random House Children's Publishers UK
- Publication Date: 01/06/2007
- Category: True stories
- ISBN: 9780099409762
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Review by lekenned
A short biography of the life of Anne Frank, a young girl who's family hid from the Nazi's during the Holocaust. This book would be great to use when teaching students about the Holocaust or famous people in history.
Review by cyoung23
The story of Anne Frank will never have a happy ending. However, I believe that this author did a good job at portraying Anne’s life in a way that could be understood and appreciated by children, because I know I enjoyed the craftsmanship of this particular biography. The language the author used was so captivating throughout the entire story. When she compared Anne and Peter’s love to being “as sweet, and as fragile, as the flowers on the chestnut tree outside the window,” I got such a clear understanding of the state Anne Frank was in. The author’s language had a way of grabbing my attention, and keeping it for the entire story. The beautiful illustrations were dark, and nobody smiled, but they did a good job of giving off a certain mood that could make anybody feel gloomy. Another characteristic I liked about this book was the history portion. The author gave some background information about what was going on in Germany in this time period, to help the reader understand clearly. The main purpose of this book was to inform readers about the life of Anne Frank, and this author did a good job at getting the facts through while also drawing readers in emotionally.