Anne Frank: Her Life in Words and Pictures from the Archives of the Anne Frank House

Anne Frank: Her Life in Words and Pictures from the Archives of the Anne Frank House

by Menno Metselaar, Ruud van der Rol
     
 

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On a summer day in 1942, Anne Frank and her family went into hiding from the Nazis. Until the day they arrested her, more than two years later, she kept a diary. ANNE FRANK is the indispensible visual guide to her tragic, but inspiring story. Produced in association with The Anne Frank House and filled with never-before-published snapshots, school pictures, and

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On a summer day in 1942, Anne Frank and her family went into hiding from the Nazis. Until the day they arrested her, more than two years later, she kept a diary. ANNE FRANK is the indispensible visual guide to her tragic, but inspiring story. Produced in association with The Anne Frank House and filled with never-before-published snapshots, school pictures, and photos of the diary and the Secret Annex, this elegantly designed album is both a stand-alone introduction to Anne's life and a photographic companion to a classic of Holocaust literature.

Editorial Reviews

Elizabeth Devereaux
Under the intimacy of the authors' gaze, Anne emerges with her vulnerability and contradictions intact. She is allowed her hopes and self-proclaimed idealism, and also her terrors and, more prominently than usual, her loneliness…In short, she stays an individual.
—The New York Times
School Library Journal
Gr 5 Up—Beginning with a single photograph of the cover of Anne Frank's diary and the quote, "One of my nicest presents," this small, beautifully formatted book is accessible, compelling, and richly pictorial. First published by the Anne Frank House under the title The Story of Anne Frank, the book immediately immerses readers in the girl's life via a series of family photographs, many previously unpublished. Divided chronologically, the accompanying text is enhanced by diary entries, resulting in a historically succinct yet descriptive presentation, even for those who have yet to read her actual diary. As the narrative progresses, the photographs grow thematically darker, including many black-and-white interior shots of the Annex taken a few years after the war, as well as several generic photographs of Jewish families in the concentration camps. The center of the book provides the most immediate experience of Anne's diary, with a series of full-page color photographs that are presented without commentary or translation. The miracle of Otto Frank's survival will not be lost on children as they view the haunting photo of him standing alone in the attic of the Anne Frank House on the day of its opening to the public in 1960. Even for those collections where Anne Frank is well represented, this is a moving and valuable book that creates a memorable introduction to both Anne's diary and her short, yet meaningful life.—Teri Markson, Los Angeles Public Library
Kirkus Reviews
Her diary, a Broadway play, a movie and countless books about Anne have brought her to life for every generation after World War II. This exemplary work, which combines many previously unseen photographs, pages from the diary and abundant historical context, has been produced "from the archives of the Anne Frank House" in Amsterdam. It's a treasure to hold and to read, created with great care and mission. The care has gone into the superb arrangement and presentation of information. The mission is to remind us all of the total destructiveness of evil. Anne's short life unfolds from her childhood to the years in the Secret Annex to the brief months in a concentration camp and her death. Her father's survival, the publication of the diary and its enormous success, the establishment of the Anne Frank House and the efforts to identify the betrayer follow. Readers will pore over the pictures, so typical of a family album, read diary excerpts penned by a young girl growing into a woman and see the actual buildings and locations. She was just one of more than 1,000,000 murdered children, but her writings made her iconic. A necessary purchase. (glossary, maps) (Nonfiction. 10 & up)
From the Publisher

“Readers will be enthralled by the intimate details and by the ongoing mystery of who betrayed the family, and they will want to talk about the heartbreaking quote from Otto Frank, who, after reading the Diary, realized that he never knew his daughter.” —Starred, Booklist

“Even for those collections where Anne Frank is well represented, this is a moving and valuable book that creates a memorable introduction to both Anne's diary and her short, yet meaningful life.” —Starred, School Library Journal

“A treasure to hold and to read, created with great care and mission.” —Starred, Kirkus Reviews

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781596435476
Publisher:
Roaring Brook Press
Publication date:
09/01/2009
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 6.40(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

In 1960, the building that housed the Secret Annex where the Frank family hid was officially opened as a museu,. Every year as many as one million peoplpe visit THE ANNE FRANK HOUSE.

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