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{Anne Frank: Isabel Thomas}Anne Frank by Isabel Thomas
Series: Little Guides to Great Lives
Published by Laurence King Publishing on April 23, 2019
Genres: Autobiography, Biography, Childrens, Graphic Novels, Memoir, Middle School, Non-Fiction, WW2
Pages: 64
Source: Netgalley
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{Synopsis} – Anne Frank was an ordinary girl living in extraordinary times. Forced to go into hiding to escape the Nazis’ persecution of Jews in World War II, Anne kept a diary that would become one of the most famous books in the world.

Meet one of history’s most inspiring figures in this beautifully-illustrated guide to her amazing life.

From artists to aviators and scientists to revolutionaries, Little Guides to Great Lives is a brand new series of small-format guides introducing children to the most inspirational figures from history in a fun, accessible way.

{My thoughts} – I remember reading The Diary of Anne Frank when I was in the 8th grade. At the school I had attended it was required reading. I strongly believe that every child should have to read it.

This book is based off that book, but it is a much more simplified version. It is in the form of a graphic novel. The illustrations are incredible. I can’t help but admire how nice they flow with the words within the pages of this book.

The text is simple enough that most young children will understand it. If they run across come words they don’t know there is a glossary in the back where they can look up the meaning of those words. This is extremely helpful for children that haven’t yet learned what some things are. It gives them the opportunity to look them up without having to ask an adult, however, I think asking helps to lead to more discussion.

There is also an index in the back of the book that can help direct children to certain pages of the book in which they may have more of an interest.

I already knew most of the things that had been mentioned in the book. I didn’t however know that Anne wasn’t her given name but a nickname. I didn’t know her given name was Annelise. Such a pretty name for such a pretty girl. She had hopes and dreams like so many other children. She achieved her dream of becoming a writer with the help of her father. I think she would have loved knowing that her words have impacted the world in such a strong and positive way.

This is a wonderfully well done book and I think that every child that isn’t old enough to read the actual diary, should read this book. There is so much within the pages that they can learn, and of course so many things that they can ask questions about as well.

Final Conclusion: 5 Star Rating.