Anne Frank's Story by Carol Ann Lee (author)

Anne Frank's Story

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A simple and moving portrayal of Anne Frank, the girl who evaded the Nazis for two years before finally dying in Bergen-Belsen. This biography journeys from her happy early childhood in Frankfurt to her youth in Amsterdam, and from her years in hiding to the final months of her life in the concentration camps. Narrated in six clearly-written chapters, it answers common questions about Anne’s life, and includes anecdotes from her surviving friends, a historical note and a map. Ideal both as an accompaniment to her diary and for readers who are not yet ready to read the diary itself, this is a clear and moving look at a young life tragically cut short by war.

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8123 in Schools Catalogue 2024–25







Date published

May 31st, 2001

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Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 6.9; Middle years; 3.0 points

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  • 96 pages



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  1. Watermelon515
    on 22 March 2020

    I loved it so much. I really enjoy reading it

    4out of 5
  2. wilson66
    on 20 January 2017

    I love this book so much I think the book is very sad but also really interesting.

    5out of 5
  3. sabrina72
    on 12 March 2015

    Ann frank is a great book it tells you all things which happened in her life which is good to know because you can compare between now and the past read Ann Frank to learn her past

    5out of 5
  4. sunnyflower
    on 10 November 2014

    This is an amazing diary!!

    5out of 5
  5. newgirl123
    on 21 April 2014

    I read the first two pages and I’m already upset. A girl like Anne did’nt deserve to die Who would have to spend the last days of their lifes hiding from Adolf Hitler’s team of Nasis…?

  6. AngelofDeath
    on 9 March 2014

    A really nice story, very emotional.

  7. Hannahlili
    on 9 March 2014

    I feel so sad whenever anyone mentions her name. She was only 15 when she died!! I wouldn’t survive a day in hiding – not enough books and….. NO TALKING!

    4out of 5
  8. Roodieroo
    on 8 March 2014

    I found this book good really inspired me

  9. alibaba4
    on 8 March 2014

    Interesting read

  10. bee100xxx
    on 8 March 2014

    this moving and thrilling story tells us about a girl living 2 years in the navy with falling bombshellls in the sky, bottles and glasses on the roads, the gas pipes exploding. What young girl should go through this?.....

    5out of 5
  11. abi1234580
    on 8 March 2014

    I’ve only read a little bit of this from school

  12. bookaholic202
    on 7 March 2014

    Anne Frank is a wonderful role model and I read her diary so I really liked this book.

  13. Catherine0703
    on 6 March 2014

    Love history and looking for something to read? Well if your answer was yes this is definitely for you!

  14. heart29
    on 5 March 2014

    Anne’s story really made me cry, and Carol’s version is great. I think its so important for Children to know about the holocaust, and this book really makes it easy for kids to understand

    5out of 5
  15. madistar23
    on 5 March 2014

    Very touching and a great insight into one of the greatest person’s lives during the holocaust.

  16. Athena14
    on 5 March 2014

    A brilliant story but very sad. She was a very brave girl.

  17. fantasticmissfox
    on 5 March 2014

    I loved the story, I wish I had known her.She is an amazing person.The wrong people die.

  18. Spidergirl
    on 5 March 2014

    it was a great book and I could feel empathy for her and also its great for history in school

    4out of 5
  19. birdie90
    on 4 March 2014

    It was a great book. And i almost felt as if i was her.

  20. Celine1
    on 4 March 2014

    I found this book so inspiring and sad but also boring and rude but also happy and nice with touching feelings I liked kinda but sometimes not that much

  21. Aimeemitch
    on 4 March 2014

    An amazing story of a little German girl who made a diary during the world war

    5out of 5
  22. peddiereddie
    on 4 March 2014

    This book is fantastic. Anne Frank is an inspiration, and this helps children understand her story in a simpler way. Anne Frank is a wonderful girl, and people throughout the world should know her story. This is a brilliant book

    5out of 5
  23. justbecauseimnerdy
    on 4 March 2014

    This book is good, but reading Anne’s own diary gives a much better, clearer picture of what happened. Anne was and is an inspiration, and this helps to simplify her story for children.

  24. afia9
    on 26 January 2014

    it is okay but it seems that i am looking for during the war

    5out of 5
  25. Bookworm92912
    on 29 March 2013

    this is a book of inspiration

    5out of 5
  26. supercoolcharm
    on 8 March 2013

    A great book!!! Sad but truly amazing!!

    5out of 5
  27. natashakrywald
    on 5 March 2013

    upset me knowing how her life was and ended

  28. scarletcherries
    on 5 March 2013

    i loved this book so much!!she writes very vividly, and is such a heartbreaking but brilliant story at the same time!i could really believe and imagine her in a secret annex! i could recommend this to anyone but some may find it upsetting :’(

    5out of 5
  29. Bookworm-mania101
    on 5 March 2013

    Touching personal story!

  30. Bloom2diaspro
    on 4 March 2013

    I’ve read Anne’s Original diary edited by his dad Otto H. Frank. Her diary was completely appealing and also very sad at the end because Anne and her sister Margot had to go to a concentration camp where they both die…. but still i really love this book!!!

    5out of 5
  31. TheHungerGames2
    on 4 March 2013

    So upsetting and emotional. I cry when thinking about the horrid things that happened to Anne and her family. Just shows how lucky we are today. So detailed, her diary is. Please read it. Understand how lucky we are. Show respect to Anne frank and her family. So moving. 5/5 stars.

    5out of 5
  32. lids
    on 4 March 2013

    it was depressing but good

    4out of 5
  33. samiyah121
    on 4 March 2013

    I have read this book about 3-4 times but it still keeps me contended. There are some parts which made me feel crestfallen but there were also some joyful times. This book was an excellent read. I would really recommend this to every single person I know!

  34. ellie-melay27
    on 4 March 2013

    i give this book a five out of five because i found it truly sad and heartbreaking. it is one of my favorite books and i hope you find that too. i recommend this book to any young historians.

  35. a11timehorses
    on 4 March 2013

    This is really good. Even if you know the story you should still read the book

    5out of 5
  36. powerpush22
    on 4 March 2013

    The book is really heart warming and is sad at certain points but is truly amazing!

  37. Smellyelle
    on 4 March 2013

    Loved it

    5out of 5
  38. catlover96
    on 4 March 2013

    Very sad but informative true story about a young girl going through the hardships of World War 2. Very interesting.

  39. TheMileLongBookshelfBlog
    on 4 March 2013

    This is so wonderfully heart warming but also extremely sad. It’s brilliant though.

  40. one-d
    on 28 February 2013

    it is very said at the end when annie frank died, but it is very exsiting she’s hiding in the secret attic!

    3out of 5
  41. Sherlock25
    on 27 February 2013

    Finally read it! its such a moving book! great read :)

  42. abirnawi20
    on 26 February 2013


    5out of 5
  43. lollypop61
    on 23 February 2013

    This is a cool book i red it at school very heart warming

  44. Emster123
    on 2 February 2013

    I love this book, but it is certainly one of the sadness books I have every read. When reading it, I couldn’t believe that Anne Frank had actually wrote this and that she actually had to go through what she did, I’m so sad that she didn’t make it to the end of the war and see her diary being published and live her dream. This book is very similar to the boy in the stripe pyjamas, so it’s defiantly one or the older ones! X

  45. BookClubTastic
    on 17 January 2013


  46. Klymko100
    on 18 May 2012

    Nicely told

  47. sounders10
    on 23 March 2012

    such a sad story but amazing it is her acual diary

    5out of 5
  48. peadar456
    on 7 March 2012

    I loved this book because it was really really detailed and very informative.

    5out of 5
  49. AmyXx
    on 7 March 2012

    Great book!

  50. indigobeam
    on 3 March 2012

    This book is simple, but moving adnd emotional. I can almost hear her voice, I loved this equally to her diary.

  51. nikki657
    on 3 March 2012

    I think this is one of the best books I have ever read!!!! It is all about a girl living in a attic during the second world war!!! I cried while reading this

  52. lbs2000
    on 2 March 2012

    Her story is very heart warming story.

    5out of 5
  53. angelslater
    on 2 March 2012

    i read this book in school it is sad but a good read.

  54. eve624860
    on 1 March 2012

    it is sad but a lovly book with her diary KITTY

  55. aeroaeromonkey
    on 1 March 2012

    It was totally amazing!

    5out of 5
  56. Wellybob1
    on 1 March 2012

    I think this is one of the best books I have ever read!!!! It is all about a girl living in a attic during the second world war!!!

    5out of 5
  57. mosspants
    on 1 March 2012

    this book was great and moving.

  58. ToxicTiger
    on 1 March 2012

    Anne Frank is a powerful, sad story about a real girl who wrote a diary in World War 2. It shows the hardships of her lives, and her little joys.

  59. pawprint2
    on 24 February 2012

    This book is sooo soooo sad at the end😭

    5out of 5
  60. Gigglegirl15
    on 29 January 2012

    I really liked this book because it makes you use your imagination about what it was like to live Anne Franks life from when she was a baby to a teenager (aged 15) I really enjoyed reading it, but the reason why I didn’t give it 5 stars is because it was horrifyingly sad :(

    4out of 5
  61. poppy2002
    on 28 January 2012

    I thout this book was fabblous

    5out of 5
  62. hbnhr16
    on 24 January 2012

    i loved it

    5out of 5
  63. 041086
    on 18 January 2012

    I have read this book on many occasions never get tired of reading it, I think her story gives a great insight to what they had endure during the nazi’s reign of power during the second world war.

  64. mnkfunstar
    on 18 January 2012

    I JUST SIMPLY LOVE IT – it is an amazing book – I read it in school and it hit me like a ton of bricks – it is so sad and so overwhelming – i would read it again anyday by far – 5 / 5 AMAZING !!!!

  65. denada2002
    on 5 January 2012

    This book is amazing. Anne Frank is an inspiration, and she helps people understand her story in a way. Anne Frank is a wonderful girl, and people throughout the world should know her story. This is a brilliant book

    5out of 5
  66. princessdorela
    on 5 January 2012

    I read this book in School and i litterely started crying because it was very sad how they all died in the end excpt for her Dad who then told everyone about her Personal Diary

    5out of 5
  67. booksforkids212
    on 4 August 2011

    Well, on the whole, it’s a very interesting book! The way it is re-written for younger children (7-8, perhaps!)relitavely well. However, it’s still quite a sad story! I could only bring myself to read it a few times – maybe no more than 3. That’s why I am rating it 4 stars, and not 5. But anyway, I do recommend it if you understand the situation!

    4out of 5
  68. pingudasiy1
    on 7 July 2011

    I was soo sad i was cring for half an hour when she died!

    5out of 5
  69. ruby3470
    on 26 May 2011

    i think this is a fab book because i read it up to the end but it made me cry when they were separated and when her mum and sister died but it was tragic and emotional when Anne frank died !!!!!!!!!!! i think people at all ages can read this ( only if they can read of course)

    5out of 5
  70. rosegini
    on 24 May 2011

    This book I think is scary. It is so scary. I will never read that book again. But it is also very sad I must say.

  71. Rishita
    on 23 April 2011

    A very emotional story. It clearly retells the sequence in her struggling life. i very much enjoyed it.

    5out of 5
  72. angel12340
    on 17 April 2011

    i love this book because it was instesting and it tells you about annefranks life

    5out of 5
  73. nopassword123456789
    on 11 April 2011

    As you an see ive not rated this book becase i have not read it but it look FAB!!!!

  74. 24fuzzy56
    on 2 April 2011

    it is such a good book im a big history reader i love reading about the Holocaust

    5out of 5
  75. fairy44
    on 29 March 2011

    i nearly cried so sad

    4out of 5
  76. horsemadkid
    on 3 March 2011

    i love this book but it is ver sad, i tried to rea anne franks real diary but it was to hard, so when i found this book i was soo happy because i could understand it and it was really good. it has a eally sad ending but i was glad that everyone got to see her diary!

  77. UltimateBookWorm
    on 3 March 2011

    I can’t believe Anne what had to go through! I think Hitler was wrong to do what he did to all the Jewish people! THEY ARE HUMANS SO WHY TREAT THEM LIKE SLAVES?! WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE TREATED LIKE THAT?! DIDN’T THINK SO!

    5out of 5
  78. cherry17
    on 1 March 2011

    I love this book and most of all I love history so if you are like me this book is great for you!!!!!

    4out of 5
  79. jenna7700
    on 31 January 2011


    5out of 5
  80. Bethi
    on 24 January 2011

    i would realy like to read this book because my mum has red the adult version and she said i would love it xxx

  81. xbookfreakxx
    on 22 January 2011

    i totally loved even though it wwas quite long

  82. sweetmay
    on 17 January 2011

    this book is about anne frank an i now that because i was working about that at school before

    5out of 5
  83. katiecool3811
    on 14 January 2011

    i think this book is good my granny a=was alive during that war

    5out of 5
  84. Gapgirl4l
    on 11 January 2011

    not read it is it awsome?

    5out of 5
  85. pikachu8
    on 9 December 2010

    i read it at school in only 15 mins!!!!!

    5out of 5
  86. zara-kauser
    on 7 March 2010

    this book was realy good i rwaly enjoyed it

  87. blue786
    on 17 February 2010

    i’v red som of dis book and it is sik!!!!!

    5out of 5
  88. Ceemee
    on 8 January 2010

    This book really inspired me to learn more about Anne Frank and I have carried on learning about her for years after I read it. I would recommend this book to anyone who is looking to read a real life story in the war time.

    5out of 5
  89. chaarlii
    on 7 January 2010

    A very touching dairy of a young girl, who is hiding with her family in an annex from nazis in 1930. I have read it a million times because youcan understand and relate to what life was like for Jews.

    5out of 5
  90. mbstar
    on 28 December 2009

    This book is a time to remember all the deeds we have done, good and bad.

    Referring back to the sad but loving Diary, I learnt a lot and it was very good because her life was retold to me in such a way that it goes wilder than your and my imagination.

    Rating this a 10/10 I would be accurate to say, this autobiography is one of the best!

    5out of 5
  91. kemi22
    on 17 December 2009

    This book is sad but yet fun. I really like Anne and Margot’S personality.

    5out of 5
  92. jas53
    on 6 November 2009

    I think I will really enjoy this book when I come to reading it.

    5out of 5
  93. safari1234
    on 6 June 2009

    I loved this book and i loved the tv program of it but i loved the book better.And any one who is about 9-100 should read it because every one who i asked had a different review so this should be your next book to read. If you are a littel bit yunger you should try and read it but it is always best to read it with your mum, dad, sister brother or any one you know because it is a good book. AAAAAAAA+++++

    5out of 5
  94. ezzy96
    on 27 April 2009

    I have heard about this book so many times and i really want to buy it because i am very into WW2.

  95. lushgirl97
    on 3 February 2009

    this is a good book you can tell by the front cover ind plusi whached the t.v serices

    5out of 5
  96. fairydectector
    on 31 January 2009

    It was very sad and I cryed

    3out of 5
  97. buffythevampireslayer09
    on 19 January 2009

    i have watched this and it was about a girl called Anne Frank, she was a jew and she was hiding because she didn’t want to go to concentration camp and she kept a diary and some Germans came and found them and they went !!!!! She left her diary behind all her family died in the camp but her father survived!!!!!!!

  98. choodle
    on 17 January 2009

    i think the story of Anne Frank is so interesting and cant waite to get it! ive read it at school and loved it 100%!

  99. princess10
    on 8 January 2009

    I like the anne frank story because its intresting i loved it and im also learning about it at school so it helps me alot its also a bit sad but if u imajan it u could also have a litle gigle so i rate this story as 5 star

    5out of 5
  100. lool
    on 8 January 2009

    i loved it

    5out of 5
  101. bookworm7
    on 23 October 2008

    i loved it 100%!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    5out of 5
  102. squirrel123456
    on 6 March 2008

    very good

    3out of 5
  103. bookworms4eva
    on 29 February 2008

    This is the story and diary of Anne Frank, a normal Jewish girl whos life completely turns around when her family goes into hiding. She has to make some tough decisions and begins a brief romance with an older boy from another family who are also in hiding. This story will bring tears to your eyes and make you laugh and keep you on the edge of your seat all at the same time. The Frank family are betrayed by the people who own the attic they are hiding in but Anne’s diary ends before they are betrayed. This story made me appriciate how lucky I am not to be in hiding and to use the freedom I have instead of watching TV all day.

    1out of 5
  104. charliebritannia
    on 19 January 2008

    I went to Amsterdam with my school when I was in year 6 to see where Anne had to Hide. It was a really important school trip for me & memorable as I was almost the same age & couldn’t imagine keeping quiet for so long! Every child should READ this book to remember how lucky we are not to have to hide & enjoy the freedom we have

    5out of 5
  105. snoopyoyo
    on 18 January 2008

    Lookz good!

    5out of 5