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Anne Frank

4.08  ·  Rating Details ·  143 Ratings  ·  22 Reviews
Tells the incredible story of this courageous young writer.

In this groundbreaking new series, DK brings together fresh voices and DK design values to give readers the most information-packed, visually exciting biographies on the market today. Full-color photographs of people, places, and artifacts, definitions of key words, and sidebars on related subjects add dimension
Paperback, 128 pages
Published August 23rd 2004 by DK Children
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Rachael Steele
Sep 29, 2016 Rachael Steele rated it it was amazing
Read for research, really liked it!
Sep 22, 2013 Denver rated it liked it
I originally picked this book, to read as a biography for my wide-reading, however as i started reading, i learnt so much about the history of the second world war, and so i chose this novel to complete the category: a book that teaches you about another time in history. I chose to read this, as i couldn't find an available copy of the diary of Anne Frank. I think this was better though, because i learned about Anne Frank's life, as well as about the setting and history.

This book follows the lif
Michaela C.
Mar 16, 2014 Michaela C. rated it really liked it
I read this book for a biography paper and it really taught me good facts about Anne Frank that I didn't know about. It was a very well written book and I thought it was great! I liked the book because it was easy to understand and it made me visualize Anne writing in her small bedroom and her emotions. I liked how it started and how it ended. Anne was a regular girl just like us and it made me realize how hard it would have been to be in her position. She is a sometimes moody but she has her wa ...more
Kaitlin Garrison
This biography of Anne Frank is a great selection for those who are first learning about her life and the events taking place during her time. Each chapter gives a back story on Anne's life, her country's dilemma, and world events happening around her. By the end, the reader has a good understanding of not only Anne'e life, but also the bigger historical events that she was a part of. This book would be a great resource for a student studying World War II, the Nazi Takeover, or even just Anne Fr ...more
Sep 26, 2016 Beth rated it it was amazing
I have always been fascinated by Nazis and concentration camps and have seen just about all of the movies that have to do with the two subjects. This book looked more at Anne Franks like before the Nazi invasion than anything that I've ever gotten my hands on before and it gives the reader a better sense of how dramatic the lifestyle change was when the Franks went not only from normal life to hiding, but also how differently they were treated in each of the different concentration camps they we ...more
Nov 15, 2015 J rated it really liked it
BEWARE OF SPOILERS. One man's jacket-flap summary is another man's spoiler.

Very useful. I enjoyed seeing the city map, floor plan of the annex photos of the actual original plaid diary, etc.

I highly valued the story of how Otto came to publish his daughter's diary -- I hadn't heard that he had held back, and was partially moved forward when a university scholar wrote movingly about Anne after having read one of the many pre-published copies that was circulating.

I was moved to pity by the account
Jose Juan
Mar 29, 2011 Jose Juan rated it it was amazing
Shelves: biography
It had been a while since I had touched up on events that occurred during World War II. This Biography covers the journey of 8 people hiding in a secret annex in Amsterdam during the Nazi take over. It covers the life of the Frank family from the beginning of the Franks getting married through the publication of Anne Frank's Diary in 1952. We find out about the courages people who decided to help the Jews. We learn about the two years the 8 people spent hidden in the annex and what that was like ...more
Apr 06, 2010 Samantha rated it it was amazing
Shelves: biography
On June 12 1929 Anne Marie Frank was born in Frankfurt.She was a regular Jewish school girl until the war started and everything changed Anne and her family had to go into hiding in a secret room in the Annex building for 2 years. Until one day police had suspected the place and found the hiding place and arrested Anne, her family, and the other Jews living there too, and they took all of them to camps. Anne was moved from camp to camp and was seperated from both her parents and only had her si ...more
I'm not usually a fan of children's biographies. They tend to perpetuate stereotypes and myth, and they just don't tell the full story. The one exception to this rule is the DK series. They are well-researched and interesting with pictures to keep young readers captivated. DK's biographies at least attempt to explain historical complexities and biases. They give a more nuanced story, and that's very clear in their biography of Anne Frank. This is the perfect introduction to Anne Frank's life, a ...more
Claire Rozint
Nov 18, 2014 Claire Rozint rated it it was amazing
This biography is more for older children. This biography tells the sad but true story of a young girl forced into fear.
Nov 18, 2011 Olivia rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. It taught a great lesson about human cruetly and I just loved how Anne kept on trying. She never gave up, only sometimes did she get frustrated with herself, and she kept on going, pushing past hard times. What really fasinated me was that she had hid so long in the Secret Annex and the war was almost over, but unfourtunatley they found them. Anne also lived so long in Concentration Camp, and they were just about to let them go free when she and Margot (her sister) died. I hig ...more
one ---- leader and u were never a fowler and a good influence on kids...???!!!).i was surprised her and her family survived as long as they did and stayed from getting killed . I dont like the conflict way they chased her and tried to kill her over her religion i believe god put every body earth as there raise and color for a reason. This book was great and fun and showed great leadership.........
Apr 22, 2011 Hanna rated it really liked it
I really liked the format of this book. The additional side marks and pictures helped me understand more about how Annie's life in the secret annex and concentration camp was. I don't see why this world is so racist. Anne's dad created an organisation to teach people that we must respect and accept everyone no matter what religion the have, which is what Annie wanted. I haven't read her diary yet though.
Jun 29, 2014 Baniza rated it really liked it
An adolescent thirteen year old Jewish girl's Anne Frank wrote her diary till the family betrayed and caught. While Anne Frank, her mother and her sister eventually perished in captivity by Nazist occupied Holland in 1942. Her beloved father Otto Frank survived the Holocaust. It's a delightful reading.
Sep 05, 2009 Bap rated it it was amazing
These DK books are meant for young adults but anyone can enjoy and learn new things from this brief historical sketch. The book is profusely illustrated and gives the reader a real sense of the tragedy of Anne Frank
This book was such a great resource, with little picture boxes and definitions to help students understand the history of Anne Frank.

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Dec 01, 2012 Sofia rated it it was amazing
I love this book so much! Anne Frank is my idol, because she is such a strong girl and never gave up her dream to make her diary published.
Micki Smith
Oct 14, 2013 Micki Smith rated it it was amazing
Used for research on Anne Frank research paper, and learned details I've never seen anywhere. Excellent resource!
Nov 13, 2013 Hailey added it
it was okay but the other anne frank books i have read are better
Jan 28, 2014 Brooke rated it it was ok
Boring for a middle schooler but informational
May 02, 2008 Shannon rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: everyone!
really great book and tragic.
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