Discover the inner world of the girl who hid from the Nazis in WWII — Anne Frank!

Insightful and a testament to a child with wisdom beyond her circumstances, Anne Frank’s life story and diary continue to inspire children everywhere. Learn about her life in this children’s history book before she went into hiding and during her time in “The Annex.”  

Inside this colorful, illustrated biography, you’ll find:

   • Anne Frank's story chapter by chapter as the author unveils not just the facts, but also what Anne was thinking and feeling — when appropriate, in her own words
   • Full-page quotes scattered throughout the book keep the momentum going, helping reluctant readers along as they navigate this chaptered book
   • Carefully designed features, like definition boxes, quotes, maps, illustrations, and more
   • A reference section with Anne’s family tree, a timeline of her life, a quiz, an author’s introduction letter, a glossary and an index

Anne Frank’s diary tells two stories: one of an extraordinary young girl living in hiding during one of the most fearsome times in history, and one of a relatable girl facing the same questions and troubles that kids do today. Learn how both sides made Anne the person and writer she was. Inside this Anne Frank biography, you’ll also meet her family and friends, explore “The Annex,” where they hid, and find information on the historical context of World War II, the Holocaust, Hitler and Nazi Germany.

This life story of Anne Frank is packed with full-color photographs, hand-drawn illustrations and thoughtfully written text to engage young children from beginning to end. Look out for definition boxes, information sidebars, maps and quotes to use as a reference for projects or teaching! 

DK Life Stories biography series goes beyond the basic facts to tell the true-life stories of history’s most interesting people. Each book includes an author’s introduction letter as well as a glossary, timeline, family tree, quiz and index. Add Life Stories: Harriet Tubman or Life Stories: Marie Curie to your collection!
Stephen Krensky  has published more than 100 books of fiction and non fiction ncluding The Last Christmas Tree, illustrated by Pascal Campion and the Sydney Taylor Award winning, Hannukah at Valley Forge, illustrated by Greg Harlin. He lives in Lexington, Massachusetts with his wife, Joan.         View titles by Stephen Krensky
Educator Guide for DK Life Stories: Anne Frank

Classroom-based guides appropriate for schools and colleges provide pre-reading and classroom activities, discussion questions connected to the curriculum, further reading, and resources.

(Please note: the guide displayed here is the most recently uploaded version; while unlikely, any page citation discrepancies between the guide and book is likely due to pagination differences between a book’s different formats.)

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Discover the inner world of the girl who hid from the Nazis in WWII — Anne Frank!

Insightful and a testament to a child with wisdom beyond her circumstances, Anne Frank’s life story and diary continue to inspire children everywhere. Learn about her life in this children’s history book before she went into hiding and during her time in “The Annex.”  

Inside this colorful, illustrated biography, you’ll find:

   • Anne Frank's story chapter by chapter as the author unveils not just the facts, but also what Anne was thinking and feeling — when appropriate, in her own words
   • Full-page quotes scattered throughout the book keep the momentum going, helping reluctant readers along as they navigate this chaptered book
   • Carefully designed features, like definition boxes, quotes, maps, illustrations, and more
   • A reference section with Anne’s family tree, a timeline of her life, a quiz, an author’s introduction letter, a glossary and an index

Anne Frank’s diary tells two stories: one of an extraordinary young girl living in hiding during one of the most fearsome times in history, and one of a relatable girl facing the same questions and troubles that kids do today. Learn how both sides made Anne the person and writer she was. Inside this Anne Frank biography, you’ll also meet her family and friends, explore “The Annex,” where they hid, and find information on the historical context of World War II, the Holocaust, Hitler and Nazi Germany.

This life story of Anne Frank is packed with full-color photographs, hand-drawn illustrations and thoughtfully written text to engage young children from beginning to end. Look out for definition boxes, information sidebars, maps and quotes to use as a reference for projects or teaching! 

DK Life Stories biography series goes beyond the basic facts to tell the true-life stories of history’s most interesting people. Each book includes an author’s introduction letter as well as a glossary, timeline, family tree, quiz and index. Add Life Stories: Harriet Tubman or Life Stories: Marie Curie to your collection!

Author

Stephen Krensky  has published more than 100 books of fiction and non fiction ncluding The Last Christmas Tree, illustrated by Pascal Campion and the Sydney Taylor Award winning, Hannukah at Valley Forge, illustrated by Greg Harlin. He lives in Lexington, Massachusetts with his wife, Joan.         View titles by Stephen Krensky

Guides

Educator Guide for DK Life Stories: Anne Frank

Classroom-based guides appropriate for schools and colleges provide pre-reading and classroom activities, discussion questions connected to the curriculum, further reading, and resources.

(Please note: the guide displayed here is the most recently uploaded version; while unlikely, any page citation discrepancies between the guide and book is likely due to pagination differences between a book’s different formats.)

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