The Tree in the Courtyard: Looking through Anne Frank's Window

The Tree in the Courtyard: Looking through Anne Frank's Window

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Overview

The Tree in the Courtyard: Looking through Anne Frank's Window by Jeff Gottesfeld, Peter McCarty

A New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book
A New York Public Library Best Book for Kids, 2016

Told from the perspective of the tree outside Anne Frank's window—and illustrated by a Caldecott Honor artist—this book introduces her story in a gentle and incredibly powerful way to a young audience.

 
The tree in the courtyard was a horse chestnut. Her leaves were green stars; her flowers foaming cones of white and pink. Seagulls flocked to her shade. She spread roots and reached skyward in peace.

The tree watched a little girl, who played and laughed and wrote in a diary. When strangers invaded the city and warplanes roared overhead, the tree watched the girl peek out of the curtained window of the annex. It watched as she and her family were taken away—and when her father returned after the war, alone.

The tree died the summer Anne Frank would have turned eighty-one, but its seeds and saplings have been planted around the world as a symbol of peace. Its story, and Anne’s story, are beautifully told and illustrated in this powerful picture book.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780385753975
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 03/08/2016
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 636,942
Product dimensions: 9.10(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile: AD590L (what's this?)
Age Range: 5 - 8 Years

About the Author

Jeff Gottesfeld is an acclaimed writer for page, stage, and screen. His work has won awards from the American Library Association, the Writers Guild of America, and the National Council for the Social Studies. He has previously written for adult, teen, and middle-grade audiences, and this is his first picture book. He is based in Los Angeles, California. Visit him at jeffgottesfeldwrites.com
 
Peter McCarty is the author and illustrator of many award-winning books for children. His books have garnered a number of accolades, including a Caldecott Honor and a New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year citation. He lives with his family in upstate New York. Visit him at petermccarty.net

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