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Level 4: The Diary of a Young Girl (Pearson English Graded Readers)
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on 11 March 2013
I asked my daughter about Anne Frank's diary when she said she'd read it, I asked her what it was about and her reply surprised me. She said it was about how to get on with people. I expected her to tell me what i knew from general knowledge. 'It's about a Jewish girl, hiding from the Nazis'.
Years later, she's moved out and i see the book, still in her old bedroom, I consider her answer and decide to have a look, what inspired that answer.
I was moved by what I read. This was honesty, enthusiasm of a child. But it was an old copy (i shook my head at my daughter - it was from her old school library ...) there were front pages missing. I decided to order my own copy and chose this because I trust Penguin.
When it came, it was a let-down; it didn't have any of the warmth of the (PAN) edition that was my daughter's. I scribbled out bits of the intro - that contained I thought very history lesson stuff ... to cut a long story short, days, details episodes - are not in this edition that are in the edition my daughter read. Somebody has not just edited it - they've rewritten it. Blandly. It's not Anne Frank's diary, it's Anne Frank's diary when she grew up and became ... a marketing executive?
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on 21 December 2008
Every Single Person Should Read About Anne Frank...Its A Really Interesting Book, Especially For Foreigners, Because The English Is Very Easy!!!
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on 30 April 2013
I purchased the book for my 9yr old grandaughter she absolutely loved it. I have ordered more books for her.
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on 9 July 2013
Bought this for my daughter as she is fascinated by hero's of WW2. It's a book all today's youngsters should read as a reminder of the sacrifices people made during that terrible time to help them realise how lucky they are to live in a safer world where they have so many opportunities...
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on 1 September 2013
Perfect for less confident readers. there is a very good introduction and the diary is as moving in the simplified version as in the original. It is essential reading for every civilised person.
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on 16 February 2016
An ideal book for a reader who is unable to access the original diary. This is a much simpler text, but with all the key information so that the reader doesn't miss out on the facts.
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on 29 March 2014
I purchased as a gift for a 11 year old and her intial reaction was a very thin book and not as she thought it would be.(she had chosen it from among numerous available)
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on 11 January 2014
for my grandaughter who will enjoy one of my favourite books of all time I am certain as much as I did
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on 25 July 2014
Was expecting the ac
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on 5 May 2015
perfect
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