A Friend Called Anne: One Girl's Story of War, Peace, and a Unique Friendship with Anne Frank

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Puffin, 2007 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 163 pages
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When Jacqueline met Anne on her way home from school in the 1940s, the two girls formed an instant friendship. But with every day came an increasing sense of fear, especially as the Nazis took over Amsterdam. Despite the impending war, the friendship between Anne Frank and Jacqueline van Maarsen would never be broken, even when Anne was forced into hiding. In this beautiful memoir, Jacqueline remembers Anne, their friendship, and the chilling Holocaust experience of barely escaping deportation by the Nazis, helplessly watching friends and family disappear, and starting her life again after the war. Through Jacqueline's memories and black-and-white photos, Anne Frank will come to life and continue to be remembered.

"[A] fascinating account of Anne, her family, and her friends before she went into hiding . . . This absorbing book vividly portrays life in occupied Amsterdam and throws interesting sidelights on Anne Frank's story."--Booklist

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User Review  - Thejamiemarie - Goodreads

Amazing. I read Anne Frank's diary when I was younger and have re-read it several times since then, but it was also really eye opening to read a different side of Anne's story. This book has actually ... Read full review


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Jacqueline van Maarsen and Carol Ann Lee live in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

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