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Anne Frank: The Anne Frank House Authorized Graphic Biography

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ISBN13: 9780809026852
ISBN10: 0809026856
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Drawing on the unique historical sites, archives, expertise, and unquestioned authority of the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam, New York Times bestselling authors Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colón have created the first authorized and exhaustive graphic biography of Anne Frank. Their account is complete, covering the lives of Annes parents, Edith and Otto; Anne's first years in Frankfurt; the rise of Nazism; the Franks' immigration to Amsterdam; war and occupation; Anne's years in the Secret Annex; betrayal and arrest; her deportation and tragic death in Bergen-Belsen; the survival of Anne's father; and his recovery and publication of her astounding diary.

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"The team that created the bestselling The 9/11 Report: A Graphic Adaptation reunites to produce a stunning biography of Anne Frank, a book as historically rigorous as it is personally engaging. The story begins with the youths of Anne's parents, Otto and Edith, then traces the family's trajectory through WWI, into WWII, and finally beyond it to Otto's postwar activities and his death in 1980. Anne's childhood is portrayed against the background of the Depression and the rise of Nazism. The narration mixes historical background and informative 'snapshots' of events like Germany's Nuremberg Laws of 1935, Kristallnacht, and the concentration camps, with details about the Franks and their household. Personality and life are added not just through Anne's oft-quoted diary but other contemporary memoirs and narratives--all listed in a bibliography--along with a chronology of world events and Anne's life. The combination of history, memoir, and richly detailed graphic representations creates a powerful whole, a beautiful and important graphic novel that will be enjoyed by adults and children alike. (Sept.) Long before the Smurfs became a staple of Saturday morning cartoons, they first appeared in a Belgian comic in the late 1950s as supporting characters in the strip Johan and Peewit (Johan et Pirlouit). In this first adventure, Peewit, a young medieval court jester, stumbles upon a magic flute. Peewit loves all musical instruments, despite his music being horrendous, but his favorite is the magic flute, which emits such a bewitching tune that everyone who hears it starts dancing until they drop. While Peewit only uses the flute for pranks, villain Matthew Oilycreep steals the instrument for his own nefarious purposes. Peewit and his friend, Johan, set off in pursuit of Oilycreep, who's dancing villagers into a stupor and stealing their money. Wizard Master Homnibus recognizes the enchanted flute and sends the pair--via 'hypo-kinesis'--to the Cursed Land populated with tiny blue people known as Smurfs. Peewit and Johan enlist the help of the Smurf leader, Papa Smurf, to take down Oilycreep and return the flute, a Smurf creation, back to its rightful owners. The Smurfs' timeless appeal, from their unique language to their strange blue hue, will certainly enchant a new generation, just in time for next summer's live action feature film. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)

About the Author

Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colón first came together to create the New York Times bestselling The 9/11 Report: A Graphic Adaptation (H&W, 2006). Since then, the pair have collaborated on Che: A Graphic Biography (H&W, 2009) and After 9/11: Americas War on Terror (2001- ) (H&W, 2008). Jacobson was formerly the managing editor and editor in chief for Harvey Comics, and an executive editor at Marvel Comics. Artist Colón has worked at Harvey, Marvel, and DC Comics.

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Cathy from Olympia, Washington, November 28, 2010 (view all comments by Cathy from Olympia, Washington)
Thoughtfully crafted graphic biography of Anne Frank and her family, skillfully bringing to life Anne's diary, life in the Secret Annex, the fates of all of the occupants of The Annex, historical background about some of the causes of World War II and Hitler's rise to power, as well as the policies enacted against Jews and other "undesireables" in Europe. In my humble opinion, even better than Maus!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780809026852
Author:
Jacobson, Sid
Publisher:
Hill & Wang
Author:
Colon, Ernie
Author:
Col"n, Ernie
Subject:
Religious
Subject:
Judaism - History
Subject:
Historical - Holocaust
Subject:
Nonfiction
Subject:
Biography-Historical
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20100931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Includes Full-Color Illustrations Throug
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
9.05 x 6 x 0.445 in

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "The team that created the bestselling The 9/11 Report: A Graphic Adaptation reunites to produce a stunning biography of Anne Frank, a book as historically rigorous as it is personally engaging. The story begins with the youths of Anne's parents, Otto and Edith, then traces the family's trajectory through WWI, into WWII, and finally beyond it to Otto's postwar activities and his death in 1980. Anne's childhood is portrayed against the background of the Depression and the rise of Nazism. The narration mixes historical background and informative 'snapshots' of events like Germany's Nuremberg Laws of 1935, Kristallnacht, and the concentration camps, with details about the Franks and their household. Personality and life are added not just through Anne's oft-quoted diary but other contemporary memoirs and narratives--all listed in a bibliography--along with a chronology of world events and Anne's life. The combination of history, memoir, and richly detailed graphic representations creates a powerful whole, a beautiful and important graphic novel that will be enjoyed by adults and children alike. (Sept.) Long before the Smurfs became a staple of Saturday morning cartoons, they first appeared in a Belgian comic in the late 1950s as supporting characters in the strip Johan and Peewit (Johan et Pirlouit). In this first adventure, Peewit, a young medieval court jester, stumbles upon a magic flute. Peewit loves all musical instruments, despite his music being horrendous, but his favorite is the magic flute, which emits such a bewitching tune that everyone who hears it starts dancing until they drop. While Peewit only uses the flute for pranks, villain Matthew Oilycreep steals the instrument for his own nefarious purposes. Peewit and his friend, Johan, set off in pursuit of Oilycreep, who's dancing villagers into a stupor and stealing their money. Wizard Master Homnibus recognizes the enchanted flute and sends the pair--via 'hypo-kinesis'--to the Cursed Land populated with tiny blue people known as Smurfs. Peewit and Johan enlist the help of the Smurf leader, Papa Smurf, to take down Oilycreep and return the flute, a Smurf creation, back to its rightful owners. The Smurfs' timeless appeal, from their unique language to their strange blue hue, will certainly enchant a new generation, just in time for next summer's live action feature film. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
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