Where Is Anne Frank

Author Ari Folman
Illustrated by Lena Guberman
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Hardcover
$25.00 US
7.34"W x 10.53"H x 0.69"D  
On sale Sep 05, 2023 | 160 Pages | 978-1-5247-4934-7
| Grades 6-12
Reading Level: Lexile GN600L
FOC Aug 7, 2023
Here is a new story that brings to life Kitty, Anne Frank’s imaginary friend to whom she addressed her diary.

It’s the middle of the night at the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam, and a magnificent thunderbolt has just struck the building and shattered the protective glass case in which the most famous diary in history is displayed. Magically, Anne’s imaginary friend, Kitty, comes to life. At first Kitty doesn’t know that seventy-five years have passed, and she has no clue as to why Anne is not in the house or what has become of the seven other inhabitants of the Secret Annex.

When Kitty learns that Anne and her beloved sister Margot have died in the war, she decides to run away from the house, and follow the path of the sisters all the way to where they met their fatal end. Kitty, who soon realizes that she cannot exist without Anne, decides to steal the diary from the museum and starts her journey.

Kitty recounts the complete story of Anne Frank’s life, family, and diary from her own unique perspective. In the present day Kitty's adventures bring her in contact with the refugee crisis in Europe, from which she discovers the true meaning of Anne Frank’s legacy.

PART OF PANTHEON GRAPHIC LIBRARY

“Folman follows up Anne Frank’s Diary: The Graphic Adaptation with a fanciful tale that extends Anne’s legacy to the contemporary refugee crisis in Europe and is carried off with graceful drawings by Israeli artist Guberman. . . . When Kitty finally returns to a swirl of ink, it’s implied she lives on metaphorically whenever people apply the lessons of Anne Frank’s life to contemporary situations. The premise steps out on a limb, but it lands a strong message.” —Publishers Weekly
© Anne Frank Fonds
ARI FOLMAN is a director, screenwriter, and film score composer. He has written for several successful Israeli TV series and was the director and writer of the Oscar-nominated Waltz with Bashir, as well as The Congress, and adapted Anne Frank's Diary: The Graphic Edition. View titles by Ari Folman
© Anne Frank Fonds
LENA GUBERMAN graduated in Visual Communications from Betzalel Academy in Jerusalem (2003). She has illustrated eight published books, three of which have won the Israel Museum award for picture book illustration for the years 2006, 2010 and 2012. In 2011 she worked on The Congress (2013 movie) as BG, Character Designer and Concept Artist. View titles by Lena Guberman

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Here is a new story that brings to life Kitty, Anne Frank’s imaginary friend to whom she addressed her diary.

It’s the middle of the night at the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam, and a magnificent thunderbolt has just struck the building and shattered the protective glass case in which the most famous diary in history is displayed. Magically, Anne’s imaginary friend, Kitty, comes to life. At first Kitty doesn’t know that seventy-five years have passed, and she has no clue as to why Anne is not in the house or what has become of the seven other inhabitants of the Secret Annex.

When Kitty learns that Anne and her beloved sister Margot have died in the war, she decides to run away from the house, and follow the path of the sisters all the way to where they met their fatal end. Kitty, who soon realizes that she cannot exist without Anne, decides to steal the diary from the museum and starts her journey.

Kitty recounts the complete story of Anne Frank’s life, family, and diary from her own unique perspective. In the present day Kitty's adventures bring her in contact with the refugee crisis in Europe, from which she discovers the true meaning of Anne Frank’s legacy.

PART OF PANTHEON GRAPHIC LIBRARY

“Folman follows up Anne Frank’s Diary: The Graphic Adaptation with a fanciful tale that extends Anne’s legacy to the contemporary refugee crisis in Europe and is carried off with graceful drawings by Israeli artist Guberman. . . . When Kitty finally returns to a swirl of ink, it’s implied she lives on metaphorically whenever people apply the lessons of Anne Frank’s life to contemporary situations. The premise steps out on a limb, but it lands a strong message.” —Publishers Weekly

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© Anne Frank Fonds
ARI FOLMAN is a director, screenwriter, and film score composer. He has written for several successful Israeli TV series and was the director and writer of the Oscar-nominated Waltz with Bashir, as well as The Congress, and adapted Anne Frank's Diary: The Graphic Edition. View titles by Ari Folman
© Anne Frank Fonds
LENA GUBERMAN graduated in Visual Communications from Betzalel Academy in Jerusalem (2003). She has illustrated eight published books, three of which have won the Israel Museum award for picture book illustration for the years 2006, 2010 and 2012. In 2011 she worked on The Congress (2013 movie) as BG, Character Designer and Concept Artist. View titles by Lena Guberman

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