Hidden away in their Secret Annex in Amsterdam during World War II, Anne Frank and her family could not breathe fresh air or see the blue sky for years. But through an attic window Anne could see the branches of a tall chestnut tree. This small glimpse of nature gave Anne hope and courage. It inspired her writing, which, in turn, inspired the whole world. Jane Kohuth explores Anne Frank's strong belief in the healing power of nature in this Step 3 leveled reader biography for newly independent readers ages 5–8.
About Elizabeth Sayles
ELIZABETH SAYLES has illustrated more than twenty books for children, including The Goldfish Yawned, which she also wrote. It was chosen as the Bank Street College Best Children's Book for 2005. She also illustrated I Already Know I Love You, by Billy Crystal, which was a New York Times #1 best-selling picture book. Elizabeth lives in Valley Cottage, New York.
SELECTION 2014 NCSS/CBC Notable Children's Trade Books in the Field of Social Studies
Anne Frank's Chestnut Tree by Jane Kohuth; illustrated by Elizabeth Sayles