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DK Canada Juvenile Spring 2019

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DK LIFE STORIES
DK Life Stories: Anne Frank
By (author): Stephen Krensky Illustrated by: Charlotte Ager
9781465475435 Paperback, Trade English Juvenile: Age (years) from 8 - 12, Grade (US) from 3 - 7 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Historical Jan 08, 2019
$7.99 CAD
Active 5.25 x 7.63 x 0.36 in 128 pages DK DK Children
In this kids’ biography, discover the incredible story of Anne Frank, the courageous young writer who hid from the Nazis during World War II.

Anne Frank’s diary is read by children and adults worldwide. It 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 young girl facing the same questions and troubles that kids come up against today. Learn how both sides of this puzzle made up the person who is Anne Frank. In this biography for kids ages 8-12, meet Anne’s family and friends, explore “The Annex” where they hid, and see her story put in historical context alongside information about World War II and the Holocaust, and Hitler and Nazi Germany.

DK Life Stories go beyond the basic facts to tell the true life stories of history’s most interesting people. Full-color photographs and hand-drawn illustrations complement thoughtfully written, age-appropriate text to create an engaging book children will enjoy reading. Definition boxes, information sidebars, fun facts, maps, inspiring quotes, and other nonfiction text features add depth, and a handy reference section at the back makes this series perfect for school reports and projects. Each book also includes an author’s introduction letter, a glossary, and an index.

Carefully designed features, such as definition boxes, quotes, maps, illustrations, and more, complement the engaging narrative text.

Authors have been carefully chosen for each book to ensure voice and tone are exactly right.

DK’s original biography series remains beloved in the US. This new series takes inspiration from the older one, but with new text, new images, and a fresh, modern styling for today’s young readers.

The story is the driver here. Follow Anne’s tale 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 and photo galleries scattered throughout the book keep the momentum going, helping reluctant readers along as they navigate this chaptered book.

Author Stephen Krensky has published more than 100 fiction and nonfiction books for children. He lives with his wife in Lexington, Massachusetts.

Subject consultant Beth Cohen has a Ph.D. in Holocaust history from Clark University and was a fellow at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Literacy consultant Stephanie Laird is an instructional coach at Mitchellville Elementary in Mitchellville, Iowa, and is currently serving on the International Literacy Association’s (ILA) Board of Directors through 2019. She was the 2014 recipient of the ILA Technology and Literacy Award. Stephanie is the President-Elect of the Iowa Reading Association and was the 2017 Conference Chair of the Iowa Reading Association’s annual conference. Along with being an ambassador and advocate for education, literacy, and teacher leadership across her state, Stephanie was a member of ILA’s Literacy, eLearning, Communication, and Culture Committee and has contributed to the International Literacy Day Activity Kit, Literacy Daily, and ReadWriteThink.

Author Residence: Massachusetts

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