Author(s): Anne Frank; Ari Folman & David Polonsky
A superb graphic adaptation
'12th June, 1942: I hope I will be able to confide everything to you, as I have never been able to confide in anyone, and I hope you will be a great source of comfort and support.'
In the summer of 1942, fleeing the horrors of the Nazi occupation, Anne Frank and her family were forced into hiding in the back of an Amsterdam warehouse.
Aged thirteen when she went into the secret annexe, Anne Frank kept a diary in which she confided her innermost thoughts and feelings, movingly revealing how the eight people living under these extraordinary conditions coped with the daily threat of discovery and death.
Adapted by Ari Folman, illustrated by David Polonsky, and authorized by the Anne Frank Foundation in Basel, this is the first graphic edition of the beloved diary of Anne Frank.
'Astonishing and excruciating. Its gnaws at us still' New York Times Book Review
'A modern classic' The Times
'Mesmerizing... Polonsky creates unforgettable panels that enable us to see Anne Frank's writing in a fresh light' Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (Germany)
Astonishing and excruciating. It gnaws at us still * New York Times Book Review * A modern classic * The Times * One of the greatest books of the [last] century * Guardian * Rings down the decades as the most moving testament to the persecution of innocence * Daily Mail * Of all the multitudes who throughout history have spoken for human dignity in times of great suffering and loss, no voice is more compelling than that of Anne Frank -- John F. Kennedy
Anne Frank was born on 12 June 1929. She died in Bergen-Belsen, three months short of her sixteenth birthday. Ari Folman is a film director, screenwriter and film score composer, who directed the Oscar-nominated Waltz with Bashir. David Polonsky is an award-winning illustrator and designer.