Synopses & Reviews
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.
“The full-color graphic biography of Anne, whose Holocaust-era diary has been read by millions, goes beyond the time period she recounts… It brings to life the story of the Frank family, [and] is as visually and historically accurate as possible — down to the clothing worn by the Franks, the military uniforms of the Nazis, the furniture and layout of the Franks' secret apartment, and Bergen-Belsen, the camp where Anne died in March 1945 at age 15.” —Carol Memmott, USA Today “Rather than sentimentalizing Anne's story, Anne Frank: The Graphic Biography sets out to provide a historical context and is packed with snippets of information about significant events, ranging from the economic crisis of 1929 to Hitlers rise to power, from the 1935 Nuremberg Laws — which excluded Jews from German society — to the Wannsee Conference in 1942, when the Nazis drew up plans to exterminate Europes Jews.” —Tristana Moore, Time
This graphic novel tells the story of young Ben Franklinandrsquo;s quest for moral perfectionandmdash;and relies primarily on his own words to do so! Adapted from The Autobiography and using additional text from Poor Richardandrsquo;s Almanac, readers are visually transported into Ben Franklinandrsquo;s world of printing presses, quills, and beer steins. Franklin undertakes an experiment to try and live out thirteen andlsquo;virtuesandrsquo; and achieve moral perfectionandmdash;with mixed results.
About the Author
Julian Hanshaw is an animator and illustrator based in England. He has written two graphic novels and#8211; The Art of Pho and Iand#8217;m Never Coming Back and#8211; and received the Observer/Comica graphic short story prize for his 2008 work, "Sand Dunes and Sonic Booms."
Daniel Harmon is the editorial director at Zest Books, as well as a longtime editor of pop culture projects for a variety of publishers. A former staff writer at Brokelyn.com, his essay about Tommy Wiseauandrsquo;s film The Room was published in the anthology Cult Pop Culture. He is the author of Super Pop!: Pop Culture Top Ten Lists to Help You Win at Trivia, Survive in the Wild, Make It Through the Holidays (2013), and the forthcoming graphic graphic novel The Young Ben Franklin due to be publsihed in 2015.