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Anne Frank /

by Poole, Josephine; Barrett, Angela.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, c2005Edition: 1st American ed.Description: [29] p. : col. ill. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 0375932429 (lib. bdg.) :; 0375832424 (trade).Title notes: (YA) $19.99 5-2006 (db)Subject(s): Frank, Anne, 1929-1945 -- Pictorial works -- Juvenile literature | Jewish children in the Holocaust -- Netherlands -- Amsterdam -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Jewish children in the Holocaust -- Netherlands -- Amsterdam -- Pictorial works -- Juvenile literature | Jews -- Netherlands -- Amsterdam -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Jews -- Netherlands -- Amsterdam -- Pictorial works -- Juvenile literature | Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Netherlands -- Amsterdam -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Netherlands -- Amsterdam -- Pictorial works -- Juvenile literature | Amsterdam (Netherlands) -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Picture books for children -- Juvenile literatureOnline resources: Publisher description Summary: 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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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. From the Hardcover edition.

(YA) $19.99 5-2006 (db)

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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Horn Book Review

(Intermediate) The acclaimed author-illustrator team who created Snow White (rev. 3/92) and Joan of Arc (rev. 9/98) are an inspired choice for a picture-book biography of Anne Frank: her iconic story, if not exactly a fairy tale, if not exactly a legend, is as firmly engrained in our collective consciousness. Poole's precis of Hitler's rise and European Jews' persecution is remarkably complete for its brevity. In fact, the entire text is a model of picture-book writing: the prose lucid; the trajectory clean. Poole glosses over the difficult dynamics of life in the annex, not to shield her audience but to keep the emphasis on Anne's strategies for coping with her restricted existence. There are no source notes, and Poole takes a few liberties with documentable fact (""With a thumping heart, Anne stuffed her most precious bits and pieces into her satchel...with clumsy, trembling hands""). Because the text is long, sometimes the accompanying picture illustrates just one of the events described on the page. But what pictures they are -- stark and formal, yet immediate. With their muted colors and sense of just-captured action, they have a fairy-tale remove that serves to heighten emotion. See especially Anne, surrounded by Nazi soldiers after the annex has been raided, looking directly out at the viewer. A memorable addition to the satellite literature surrounding The Diary of a Young Girl. (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. All rights reserved.

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