This is the life story of Anne Frank set chronologically against the significant events of the Holocaust, e.g. Kristallnacht, the Kindertransports and D-Day. Spanning Anne's short life from 1929 to 1945, and the early rise of Hitler to the liberation of the concentration camps, this highly moving account examines both the fate of the Frank family and the wider picture of the Holocaust. Photographs illustrate this engaging yet ultimately harrowing biography, together with short extracts from autobiographies, diaries and letters of other young people who had personal experience of the Holocaust, providing a contrast to Anne's life in hiding.
Carol Ann Lee's interest in Anne Frank began when she was six years old, after reading a book about the young diarist. Her first book, Roses From The Earth: The Biography of Anne Frank was published in 1999 and has been translated into fifteen languages. Her other books include The Hidden Life of Otto Frank (a biography of Anne's father), and two books for children: Anne Frank's Story and A Friend Called Anne. For six years, Carol Ann Lee lived in Amsterdam, but she has recently moved back to the UK and now lives in York, with her son River.