Anne Frank's Tales from the Secret Annex: A Collection of Her Short Stories, Fables, and Lesser-Known Writings
Hiding from the Nazis in the “Secret Annex” of an old office building in Amsterdam, a thirteen-year-old girl named Anne Frank became a writer. The now famous diary of her private life and thoughts reveals only part of Anne’s story,...more
The stories are interesting in their own right, but they do drag in places. It's rather obvious that if she had the chance, she would have probably edited and developed the stories to something that would be of better quality, but they are very good for the stage they are in. Definitely a must read for those interested in Anne Frank and/or the...more
The first section is full of Anne's observations of life in the Secret Annexe. Quite a few of them are taken directly from the diary, and then there are some that were written seperately. What struck me was, bearing in mind that everything written in this book was penned when Anne was 13 to 15 her observations and perceptions rea...more
I am sorry for all the people that wrote that Tales from the Secret Annex is a book for children and that it is nothing special. I loved it more than the Twilight's saga or other young - adults' book of course! It is very intelligent and full of messages.
Yes, Anne mostly wrote about faries b...more
but its always nice to receive recommendations from our friends on Goodreads. --- How can I 'not' give this book 5 stars?/!!!
Dei brani ho apprezzato particolarmente quelli basati sull'esperienza personale di Anne, non solo nell'alloggio segreto, ma anche nella vita precedente alle leggi razziali.
Incredibile come una ragazzina si ponesse problemi così particolari sul proprio carattere e sulle sue relazioni con gli altri.
Per quanto riguar...more
I'm really glad this book was put together, because besides her famous diary Anne Frank also wrote a lot of short stories, little essays and random thoughts. If things h...more
This review is one of a brace of forays into World War fiction which I undertook this month. The other is A Very Long Engagement which I have to say right now sucked. Anne Frank can write. Kathe Mazur did a decent job of reading this, but Anne Frank wasn't an American. I think it would have been more respectful to have had someone who actually sounded a bit like Anne Frank to act...more
I remember being around 14 when my mom came home from the library with an old, yellowish book for me. First I was reluctant to start reading it and wondered what the purpose of reading such an ageing book was. However I trusted he...more
Wisdom is evident in the young writings of Anne Frank. A life short-lived, a tragedy is apparent for the loss of such talent. Continuing with this read from a previous addition to the famous diary, I...more
Género. Biografía (por tratar de ubicarlo en la pobre clasificación de este blog).
Lo que nos cuenta. Relato del diario personal de una niña holandesa llamada Ana Frank, que al ser judía a comienzos de los años cuarenta en la Holanda ocupada tiene que alternar datos de su día y entorno con las implicaciones sobre ambos del dominio de la Alemania nazi durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial. Versión C, para los que sepan de lo q...more
However, the stories are memorable and enjoyable as you go on - my favorite is "Blurry, The Explorer" - the bear is so cute! *u*
Overall, Anne's stories echo the theme of being at peace with nature, which will stick with me for the rest of my life, I feel. This...more
"The connection was beyond shadow of a doubt... strong.
I have to read some more!"
Then I found...
ANNE FRANK'S TALES FROM THE SECRET ANNEX
STUCK IN A HIDDEN PLACE FOR 2 YEARS? DO SOMETHING PRODUCTIVE. WRITE!
This was what Anne did. But long before the war had broken, she had been particularly fond of the bliss offered by a wandering mind and writing. The Tales from the Secret Annex gives us a glimpse of Anne Frank's remarkable talent. A chatterbox she may h...more
Several of the stories are cleaned up excerpts of daily life in the Annex. Some of them are clearly morality tales, or essays, which would have likely been fit for publishing in magazines. The further you get, the more obviously her writing matures. And then there's "Cady's Life," which...more
I was seriously flipping out. It was crazy, thinking that I was stepping where Anne was. I read her diary, I read her stories, I read so much Anne Frank since I was 6 years old and voila! I was standing in Anne Frank's place reading the messages on the walls and seeing her real diary before me.
By the time I got to the gift shop, I picked up this book and proposed that I wanted to read it. So t...more
Annelies Marie "Anne" Frank was a German-born Jewish girl from the city of Frankfurt, who wrote a diary while in hiding with her family and four friends in Amsterdam during the German occupation of the Netherlands in World War II.
She lived in Amsterdam with her parents and...more
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I have to admit that it can be annoying sometimes, but I comfort myself with the thought that "You won't know until you ask," though by now I've asked so much that they ought to have made me a professor.
When I got older, I noticed that not all questions can be asked and that many whys can never be answered. As a result, I tried to work things out for myself by mulling over my own questions. And I came to the important discovery that questions which you either can't or shouldn't ask in public, or questions which you can't put into words, can easily be solved in your own head. So the word 'why' not only taught me to ask, but also to think. And thinking has never hurt anyone. On the contrary, it does us all a world of good.”