Anne Frank

Anne Frank

Summary

How did an ordinary little girl come to live such an extraordinary life? This picture book biography tells the incredible story of Anne Frank for a younger audience.

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? 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.

Told with haunting, meticulously researched illustrations, this is the ideal introduction to Anne Frank's story.

About the authors

Josephine Poole

Josephine Poole is the renowned author of several books for children and young adults. Her first book was published in 1961, and she has also written extensively for television. She lives in Somerset.
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Angela Barrett (Illustrator)

Angela Barrett is one of the most highly acclaimed illustrators in the country. She studied at the Royal College of Art and has illustrated a number of picture books, including a retelling of Anne Frank that has been translated into 12 different languages. Angela has won the Smarties Book Prize and the WHSmith Illustration Award. She lives in central London.
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