Behind the Bookcase: Miep Gies, Anne Frank, and the Hiding Place

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$7.99  $7.43
Kar-Ben Publishing (R)
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8.8 X 10.8 X 0.2 inches | 0.15 pounds

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About the Author

Barbara Lowell is an award-winning author of nonfiction picture books, early readers, and educational chapter books. She lives in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.
Valentina Toro is a graphic designer and children's book illustrator, with an MA in Creative Writing. Valentina has written several children's books in Colombia and has worked with authors from all over the world. She lives in Colombia.


"The story of their relationship (and the impending danger to the family in hiding) unfolds in this unique perspective of Anne Frank's widely known story." -- James A. Cox, Midwest Book Review

-- (1/18/2021 12:00:00 AM)

"Author and illus-tra-tor do not deny Miep Gies's extra-or-di-nary hero-ism but frame it as a nat-ur-al response to the events of her life and the depth of her emo-tion-al involve-ment in her Jew-ish com-pa-tri-ots' tragedy." -- Emily Schneider, Jewish Book Council

-- (10/19/2020 12:00:00 AM)

"The illustration sometimes complements the text with greater nuance, often using a muted palette vis-à-vis the red of the Nazi flags. This book about Miep Gies joins those about Irena Sendler and Janusz Korczak in helping youngsters understand the acts of rescuers and their difficult decisions." -- Barbara Krasner, former member, Sydney Taylor Book Award Committee, Somerset, NJ, AJL

-- (9/16/2020 12:00:00 AM)

"A solid, additional title that can serve as an introduction to Holocaust literature." - Kathleen Isaacs, Children's -Literature Specialist, Pasadena, MD

-- (9/1/2020 12:00:00 AM)

Best suited for those already familiar with Frank's story; includes an author's note, bibliography, and further reading." -- Publishers Weekly

-- (8/9/2020 12:00:00 AM)

"A historically accurate but relatively gentle introduction to the Holocaust for elementary-age readers." -- Miriam Aronin, Booklist

-- (8/5/2020 12:00:00 AM)

"The book focuses in particular on Miep Gies, the gentile woman who helped them and then found the diary, and some of the details about her childhood are startling." -- Kirkus Reviews

-- (6/30/2020 12:00:00 AM)