Two Israelis have created a graphic novel version of Anne's life, and it works. Aimed at adults and teenagers, this moving book shows and tells Anne's story and that of her family and the others in hiding in the Secret Annexe. Some pages are totally text to let Anne's words speak for themselves; most are innovative mixtures of actual events and Anne's hopes, dreams and fears. This would be a good book to read before a trip to Amsterdam or Germany, and a good gift. Just as Anne's diary is now published in the complete edition with all her thoughts, this graphic version includes her often funny musings on periods and other mature topics. Anne would have been 90 this summer, and have had a long literary career. This book is reverent and respectful and a good addition to Anne's world. Like a photo biography I have, it brings Anne to life in vivid images. Available at bookstores now.
John, thanks for letting us know about this innovative presentation of her life.
Any thing that spreads Anne's memory, message and literary prowess is a worthwhile endeavor. She would have been among the greatest writers of the 20th century.
Thank you for sharing. Would love to share this to nieces and nephews once they are of age.