The Diary of Anne Frank (Young Readers Edition)
Abridged for young readers
The Diary of a Young Girl abridged for younger readers and published in memory of Anne Frank, who died 70 years ago, just weeks before the end of World War II. Sensitively edited and with a connecting commentary by editor, Mirjam Pressler, the abridged edition of The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank gives younger readers their first introduction to the extraordinary diary of an ordinary girl who has long become a household name. This abridged edition has a short prologue written by the editor, Mirjam Pressler, as well as a connecting commentary. There are beautiful line drawings, family photographs, and an Afterword to explain why the Diary ends so abruptly. This shorter edition is suitable for younger children who want to read Anne's diary for themselves.
Anne Frank was born on 12 June 1929. She died while imprisoned at Bergen-Belsen, three months before her sixteenth birthday.
Mirjam Pressler was born in 1940 in Germany. She was a popular, prize-winning writer of books for young readers and a well-known translator. She translated Anne's diary from Dutch into German, and edited the Definitive Edition of The Diary of a Young Girl with Otto Frank. Mirjam Pressler died in January 2019.