The book I’m about to review is based on one I’m sure you’ve heard of. It’s Anne Frank, her complete story from birth to death in graphic novel form by Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colón. I have learned things that I didn’t know from reading this book. I didn’t know that Anne and her sister, Margot died weeks before British troops liberated their camp. I didn’t know all of the little stories from Anne’s toddler years. And I didn’t know that the Russians saved her father, Otto.
The great thing about this book being a graphic novel is that you can see how things and people really looked. Before this, I really only knew how Anne looked because of all the famous pictures of her. I had no idea what any of the other people hiding in the annex looked like. In addition to drawings, there are photographs of her family, the VanPels family, Fritz Pfeffer and their protectors.
The art style in Anne Frank: the Anne Frank House Authorized Graphic Biography, in my opinion, is Ernie Colón draws a scene, it looks like a drawing, but when he draws one of the famous pictures, it really looks like the picture.
I loved this book. It had all the info the diary had and more. It had great art, and it told one of the world’s greatest stories. I would give this book 5 ★s out of 5.