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Anne Frank : life in hiding / Johanna Hurwitz ; illustrated by Vera Rosenberry.

By: Hurwitz, Johanna.
Contributor(s): Rosenberry, Vera [ill.].
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Philadelphia : Jewish Publication Society, 1988Edition: 1st ed.Description: 62 p., [2] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0827603118; 9780827603110.Subject(s): Frank, Anne, 1929-1945 -- Juvenile literature | Jews -- Netherlands -- Amsterdam -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Netherlands -- Amsterdam -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Amsterdam (Netherlands) -- Biography -- Juvenile literatureAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Anne Frank.DDC classification: 940.53/15/03924 | B | 92 Other classification: 15.70
Contents:
Happy birthday, Anne -- New home -- Hiding -- Caught -- Diary -- Important dates.
Summary: A biography of a young Jewish girl made famous after her death in the Holocaust by the publishing of her diary detailing the two years her family hid from the Nazis during World War II.
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"A JPS young biography"--Jacket.

Includes index.

A biography of a young Jewish girl made famous after her death in the Holocaust by the publishing of her diary detailing the two years her family hid from the Nazis during World War II.

Happy birthday, Anne -- New home -- Hiding -- Caught -- Diary -- Important dates.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 3-6-- A moderately successful attempt to introduce Anne Frank to younger readers. This is factual, unlike Linda Tridenti's fictionalized Anne Frank (Silver Burdett, 1985), and with more narrative than Vanora Leigh's Anne Frank (Bookwright, 1985). Hurwitz gives a concise explanation of the political and economic background to the Holocaust and provides a map of Europe and a chronology. She ably covers the events of Anne's life before, during, and after the period covered by the Diary of Anne Frank , explaining the significance and importance of the Diary throughout the world. Her presentation is so objective, however, that it seems muted. Readers get only a glimpse of the personalities of the dwellers in the secret annex, while the tensions and strong feelings that Anne describes so vividly are glossed over. The accent is so much on the positive that Hurwitz describes Anne's time in Westerbork, a prison camp in Holland, as ``almost like a holiday'' after two years of close confinement. Still, this would be a first choice among the in-print biographies of Anne Frank for younger readers, and should lead its readers to read her Diary.--Louise L. Sherman, Anna C. Scott School, Leonia, NJ (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Children's author, Johanna Hurwitz was born and raised in New York City. She attended Queens College where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree and then Columbia University for her master's in Library Science. <p> She worked as a librarian and taught graduate courses in children's literature and storytelling. Her first title, Busybody Nora was published in 1976 and she has been writing a book or two a year ever since. Her other titles include Dear Emma, Summer with Elisa, A Llama in the Family, Busybody Nora and the Adventures of Ali Baba Bernstein. She has written over 60 titles. <p> Her works have won her several state awards, including the Texas Bluebonnet Award, the Kentucky Bluegrass Award, the Garden State Children's Choice Award, and the Wyoming Indian Paintbrush Award. <p> (Bowker Author Biography)

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