An abridged edition that gives younger readers their first introduction to the extraordinary diary of an ordinary girl who has long become a household name. It features line drawings, family photographs, and an Afterword to explain why the Diary ends so abruptly.
When Anne Frank was thirteen, she received a diary for her birthday. It was her favourite present and she couldn't wait to start writing in it. But just a few weeks later thirteen-year-old Anne's world was turned upside down. German Nazi soldiers invaded her country and Anne's family were forced to hide away from everyone and everything they knew and loved. Over the next two years Anne's diary became her only friend. She wrote everything down, from her daily routine in the Secret Annexe to her hopes and dreams of becoming a famous writer one day . . . Anne's diary has been read by millions of children and adults all over the world. This edition has been specially abridged for younger readers who want to discover Anne's extraordinary story for themselves.
Anne Frank was born in Frankfurt am Maine in Germany in 1929. She is the author of The Diary of a Young Girl, which tells the remarkable true-story of a young, Jewish girl against the backdrop of the horrors of the Second World War. Adolescent preoccupations and emotions are recorded alongside the growing powers of the Nazis and their imposition of Anti-Jewish Laws to create a compelling, poignant insight into family life under Nazi rule.
Anne Frank moved to Holland with her family when the Nazis became powerful in Germany. The Nazis believed that some races, such as Jews and gypsies did not deserve the right to live and they started to arrest, transport and kill them. Afraid for their lives, Anne and her family went into hiding. During the terrible time in hiding, Anne was growing from a young girl into a woman and she recorded her thoughts and experiences in a diary- the constant fear of discovery, the conflicts with her mother, her emerging sexuality, and her hopes for the future. As the diary progresses, Anne's childish innocence is replaced by premature wisdom and reflection; she not only expresses her concerns with their personal sufferings but also political events unfolding far from their hiding place. The family hid in the Secret Annexe at the back of a warehouse from July 1942, but ultimately the work o
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