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The tree in the courtyard: looking through Anne Frank's window

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A New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book A New York Public Library Best Book for Kids, 2016 Told from the perspective of the tree outside Anne Frank's window--and illustrated by a Caldecott Honor artist--this book introduces her story in a gentle and incredibly powerful way to a young audience. The tree in the courtyard was a horse chestnut. Her leaves were green stars; her flowers foaming cones of white and pink. Seagulls flocked to her shade. She spread roots and reached skyward in peace. The tree watched a little girl, who played and laughed and wrote in a diary. When strangers invaded the city and warplanes roared overhead, the tree watched the girl peek out of the curtained window of the annex. It watched as she and her family were taken away--and when her father returned after the war, alone. The tree died the summer Anne Frank would have turned eighty-one, but its seeds and saplings have been planted around the world as a symbol of peace. Its story, and Anne's story, are beautifully told and illustrated in this powerful picture book.
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Full title tree in the courtyard looking through anne franks window
Author gottesfeld jeff
Grouping Category book
Last Update 2018-05-24 23:05:25PM
Last Indexed 2018-05-25 00:05:33AM

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subject_facet Frank, Anne, -- 1929-1945 -- Juvenile fiction, Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Netherlands -- Amsterdam -- Juvenile fiction, Jews -- Netherlands -- Juvenile fiction, Trees -- Juvenile fiction
title_display The tree in the courtyard : looking through Anne Frank's window
title_full The Tree in the Courtyard Looking Through Anne Frank's Window, The tree in the courtyard : looking through Anne Frank's window / by Jeff Gottesfeld ; illustrated by Peter McCarty
title_short The tree in the courtyard :
title_sub looking through Anne Frank's window
topic_facet Frank, Anne, Historical Fiction, Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945), Jews, Juvenile Fiction, Juvenile Literature, Picture Book Fiction, Trees