Monday, July 12, 2010

Anne Frank Diary As A Graphic Novel

Anne Frank's diary is now a graphic novel--first in the Netherlands, and in other countries later this year.

I'll be interested to see how the book translates into a graphic novel--could be a great way to introduce Anne's story to reluctant readers.

Find out more on the Anne Frank Museum website.


  1. I can't picture it because there is so little movement but maybe I haven't seen enough of them to understand the way they work.

  2. When I first heard about the trend to turn some of the classics into graphic novels, my hackles went up. If it gets those reluctant readers interested, then I'm all for it.

    I haven't read any of the classics, but I have read most of the Sandman series (Neil Gaiman, so no big surprise there) and a few others. Good story telling enhanced by the pictures. Sorta like what movies do for a story, only they're snapshots.

    Now thinking she should go check out one of said graphic novels.

    Oh, and sorry about the World Cup.

  3. World Cup, sigh... I never really liked soccer anyway :-)

    My worry of turning books into graphic novels is that the voice gets lost--a strong component particularly in Anne Frank's diary.

    I'm not too familiar with graphic novels, though; wish I could get my hands on a copy of this one.