Anne Frank by Josephine Poole

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The life of Anne Frank, from birth until being taken from the hidden attic by the Nazis, is presented in this haunting, meticulously researched picture book. It is a compelling yet easy-to-understand "first" introduction to the Holocaust as witnessed by Anne and her family. The stunningly evocative illustrations by Angela Barrett are worth a thousand words in capturing for young Americans what it must have felt like to be Anne Frank, a spirited child caught in the maelstrom of World War II atrocities. A detailed timeline of important events in Europe and in the Frank family is included.
 

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Josephine Poole and Angela Barrett also collaborated on Knopf's highly successful edition of "Snow White. "From the Trade Paperback edition. Max Eilenberg is the author of SQUEAK'S GOOD IDEA, illustrated by Patrick Benson, and COWBOY KID, illustrated by Sue Heap. He lives in London. Angela Barrett is the illustrator of many picture books, including JOAN OF ARC by Josephine Poole, THE HIDDEN HOUSE by Martin Waddell, and THROUGH THE TEMPESTS DARK AND WILD: A STORY OF MARY SHELLEY, CREATOR OF FRANKENSTEIN by Sharon Darrow. She lives in London.
 
Published April 1, 1995 by Bantam Books (Mm). 40 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Children's Books, Education & Reference.

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The retelling of her brief, yet important life begins with birth, quickly moves to the increasing anti-Semitic political environment in her native Germany, her family relocation to Amsterdam, their hiding and Anne’s writing.

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For Anne, the "fairy tale" was not about hiding but liberation: "The end of the war is so terribly far away, so unreal, like a beautiful fairy tale," Anne wrote on April 4, 1944, and it was never to become real to her.

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Poole and Barrett's (Joan of Arc ) third collaboration tells of Anne Frank's childhood up through the moment her family's hideout is raided by the Nazis, and serves as a kind of introduction to the heroine's diary: "The story of Anne Frank begins with an ordinary little girl, someone you might si...

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