David Polonsky

Anne Frank’s Diary: The Graphic Adaptation
  • Anne Frank’s Diary: The Graphic Adaptation

  • The First Graphic Adaptation of the Multi-Million Bestseller

    '12th June, 1942: I hope I will be able to confide everything to you, as I have never been able to confide in anyone, and I hope you will be a great source of comfort and support.'

    In the summer of 1942, fleeing the horrors of the Nazi occupation, Anne Frank and her family were forced into hiding in the back of an Amsterdam warehouse.

    Aged thirteen when she went into the secret annexe, Anne Frank kept a diary in which she confided her innermost thoughts and feelings, movingly revealing how the eight people living under these extraordinary conditions coped with the daily threat of discovery and death.

    Adapted by Ari Folman, illustrated by David Polonsky, and authorized by the Anne Frank Foundation in Basel, this is the first graphic edition of the beloved diary of Anne Frank.

    'Faithful to the spirit and often the language of the diary... Mr Polonsky's beautiful artwork offers a charming and convincing view of Anne on the page' THE ECONOMIST

    'Folman and Polonsky have reclaimed Anne Frank in all of her humanity, and they allow us to witness for ourselves her beauty, courage, vision and imagination. And, in doing so, they have elevated the tools of the comic book to create an astonishing work of art.' JEWISH JOURNAL

    'The illustrations [. . .] retell Anne's diary with great compassion, wit and ebullience' StANDPOINT

Anne Frank was born on 12 June 1929. She died in Bergen-Belsen, three months short of her sixteenth birthday. Ari Folman is a film director, screenwriter and film score composer, who directed the Oscar-nominated Waltz with Bashir. David Polonsky is an award-winning illustrator and designer.