The Tree in the Courtyard: Looking Through Anne Frank's Window

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Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
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9.2 X 9.2 X 0.5 inches | 0.85 pounds
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About the Author

Jeff Gottesfeld is an acclaimed writer for page, stage, and screen. His work has won awards from the American Library Association, the Writers Guild of America, and the National Council for the Social Studies. He has previously written for adult, teen, and middle-grade audiences, and this is his first picture book. He is based in Los Angeles, California. Visit him at

Peter McCarty is the author and illustrator of many award-winning books for children. His books have garnered a number of accolades, including a Caldecott Honor and a New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year citation. He lives with his family in upstate New York. Visit him at


"Haunting and deeply affecting, this take on Anne Frank's iconic story will be one readers won't easily forget." --Booklist starred review

..".[T]he spare text and delicate illustrations create a moving and powerful ode to the tree that gave Anne comfort and hope during the years she and her family hid from the Nazis...A noteworthy and highly recommended introduction to a difficult and significant topic."
--School Library Journal starred review