Mini review: Reading the original diary of Anne Frank as a teen was a defining moment of my (childhood) reading life — not only did it bring alive the horrors of World War II, it articulated the universal frustrations of adolescence so well — the battles with Mom, the tentative genesis of an independent worldview, the feelings of isolation, the yearning to be understood, the continual struggle against the self. _ This newly illustrated edition — by film maker Ari Folman and illustrator David Polonsky — provides a visual distillation of that experience, notable for its focus on moods and internal states. Accompanied by excerpts of Anne’s writings, we get a visual guide to the historical events leading up to the Franks’ confinement, a tour of the layout of the secret annex (slide 2 ⬆️), observations and anecdotes on all seven co-inhabitants, and detailed depictions of the agony of life spent in hiding. These accounts are interspersed with occasional two-page spreads of pure visual poetry, illuminating the emotional undercurrents of the narrative (slide 3 ⬆️). _ Most of all, the images and text thoughtfully recapture Anne’s voice — her energy, acerbic wit, acute observations, droll humour and astonishing self-awareness. _ By necessity severely shortened, the book obviously does not capture the full character arc (from carefree teen to contemplative young woman), nor the full extent of hardships experienced. Thus, recommended as a supplement to — rather than replacement of — the original text. _ Mood: Introspective, harrowing but also hopeful Rating: 9/10 _ _ _ #annefrank#annefrankthediaryofagirl#diaryofannefrank#annefranksdiary#annefrankgraphicnovel#graphicnovel#arifolman#davidpolonsky#wwii#worldwar2#worldwar2history#bibliophile#instabooks#bookstagram#readingreview#bookreview#ilovereading#flatlay#flatlaybooks
More than 70 years after the publication of “Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl,” we might think we know everything about the young diarist. 💢 Ari Forman‘s new graphic novel breathes new life into the story, imagining Anne’s hopes, fears, and frustrations through David Polonsky’s vivid illustrations. 💢 Her resentment of her sister, anger at her mother, and crush on fellow annex dweller, Peter, remind us that, ultimately, she was just an ordinary teenager in a not-so-ordinary time.
What are some books that made a deep impact on you as a child? . 📝 (Thank you to @pantheonbooks for gifting me this graphic novel) During the nights of November 9 and 10, 1938, synagogues across Germany were set on fire and Jewish-owned shops were smashed by Nazis. Because of all the glass in the streets, they call this night Kristallnacht. I did not realize that these anniversaries were last week, but as I was looking for some Anne Frank information to post with this graphic novel I ran into these dates and realized they were just a few days ago. . 📝 Anne's journals give me a lot of mixed up feelings. I remember reading Anne Franks Diaries in the fourth grade, and as an avid journal keeper already at that age, I was horrified. Horrified at the thought of my journals being found and published. At that age my first thought was about her privacy instead of what she was actually going through. That came next as we read her journal entries and with the prompting questions from my teacher. And that peek into her life really made a deep impact on me to understand what that time was like, how blessed I am to have never endured hate, and resolve that I would be the kind of person who helped those in need. . 📝 I love graphic novels, especially for children who might be reluctant readers. And this one is excellently and beautifully done. (I'll show pictures of the inside illustrations in my stories today) But I love the way illustrator David Polonsky illustrates Anne’s feelings and takes the metaphors in the diary and fully brings them to life. I hope to introduce my daughter to Anne's story in a few more years, and maybe this graphic novel will be one way to do it. #annefrank#annefranksdiary#thediaryofayounggirl#arifolman#davidpolonsky#graphicnovel
Although Remembrance Day in the UK is primarily associated with World War I, this weekend (November 9-10) has also been the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht. * Many readers of Anne Frank’s Diary may not realise that Anne’s parents grew up in Germany and came from wealthy backgrounds. Anne’s family did not emigrate to Amsterdam until 1933, the year that Hitler came to power and anti-Jewish policies were put into place. * In the spirit of remembrance, I’ve read this old favourite - converted to a graphic format. It’s a brilliant adaptation, which stays faithful to the original in the important ways - including using Anne’s own words, when they are most powerful - but also supplements certain aspects of the story of eight people who spend two years confined in a small attic. * Anne’s frustrations, her observations and character assessments, her depression and anger at her mother, her volatile adolescent moods and her mature self-knowledge are all put across to the reader in imaginative and well, graphic, ways which really enhance the story. * I was very moved by Anne Frank’s Diary, when I first read it age 12, but I think this adaptation may be more relatable to young readers - whether or not they have been previously exposed to the unforgettable life of Anne Frank. * Thanks so much to @penguinukbooks and @vikingbooksuk for a free copy of this book. Full review on Goodreads. * #annefranksdiary#graphicnovel#arifolman#davidpolonsky#remembranceday#bookstagram#bookphoto#annefrank
What to do with our world? This miracle of a book, with new life breathed into it in this illustrated adaptation. What I am turning to this week. Anne Frank received her famous diary, Kitty, as a gift for her 13th birthday, weeks before her family went into hiding, and she became a writer under those direst of conditions. It’s even more extraordinary to consider her fate and her achievement as an adult than when first I read it as a girl younger than Anne. Read along with me? ♥️ #annefrank#annefranksdiary#arifolman#davidpolonsky#illustration#stories#storiesbk#storiescanchangetheworld
J'ai longtemps hésité à lire la bande dessinée après avoir lu Journal d'Anne Frank, au collège. Un livre dont je les détails sont restés gravés dans ma mémoire comme si sa lecture remontait à hier...😑 #journaldannefrank#lejournaldannefrank#bandedessinée#calmannlevy#arifolman#davidpolonsky#lecturepoignante#lecturedifficile#mémoire#histoire#annefrank#bookaddict#bookstagram#bookalcoholic#instabook#instaread#readingtime#reader#read#lire#lecturedumoment Un roman graphique très réussi tant au niveau des illustrations que du texte. Je l’ai trouvé très fidèle à l’autobiographie initiale d’Anne Frank que j’avais lue au collège. En effet, ça date ! Néanmoins, ce livre m’avait tellement marquée ( peut-il en être autrement ?!) que les détails de certains passages sont encore très clairs dans mon esprit. D’ailleurs, afin de ne pas dénaturer l’œuvre de base, l’auteur à parfois copier certains passages du journal plutôt que de se risquer à des modifications qu’il n’a pas jugé judicieuses de faire. Le caractère si particulier de la jeune fille est parfaitement mis en avant. Les différentes périodes de sa vie également. On perçoit parfaitement son évolution, de petite fille, son insouciance, à l’adolescente et les interrogations et inquiétudes que la guerre suscite chez Anne. On ne peut qu’être admirative devant tant de maturité à un si jeune âge même si parfois, elle m’a irritée avec ses réflexions et son fort, très fort caractère. L’enfer que tous vivent dans l’Annexe est également très présent même si le côté illustré modère parfois l’horreur. De ce fait, je trouve cette lecture parfaitement adaptée à des plus jeunes ( pas trop jeunes non plus…) qui commenceraient à étudier la seconde guerre mondiale à l’école. Au programme du CM2, me semble-t-il.Comme l’auteur l’explique, il a dû faire des choix car transposer le texte dans son intégralité aurait
* Nouvelle lecture * Suite à la lecture d'un post instagram, j'ai eu l'envie de découvrir ce roman graphique. Les dessins fabuleux d'Ari Folman et David Polonsky, souvent plein d'humour, accompagnent le récit d'Anne Frank. Ce dernier devient ainsi ludique, sans pour autant voir ses faits et dires minimisés. Je recommande cette lecture aux personnes qui ont besoin d'être stimulées, ici par des dessins et références picturales, pour lire. #annefrank#arifolman#davidpolonsky#romangraphique#roman#read#bookstagram