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Anna, a "hidden child" during World War II, struggles to adjust to freedom and overcome her fears in Holland after the Holocaust. "A compelling book, even stronger than its fine predecessor." -- Kirkus Reviews, pointer...

Title : Anna Is Still Here
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ISBN : 9780395653685
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 139 Pages
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Anna Is Still Here Reviews

  • Ripken
    2018-12-07 19:19

    This book is about a girl who is in hiding from the Nazis.I loved when Anna decides to help find Fannie. I also liked how Fannie is found and she was going to be taken to her real mom. I learned that people changed their names when they were in hiding.The Nazis took away so many things from the Jews during world war 2.

  • Zoë
    2018-12-15 16:16

    Sigh...and the Summer Curse continues.Even aside from the bland writing and unimpressive plot, it still would've been an okay story if Anna hadn't become so unlikeable by the end of it. The way she bullied that poor innocent boy, Stefan, was disgusting. And not much is said about it. This isn't the first time in fiction (and I certainly see it a lot in real life) where the oppressed/marginalized person gets away with shitting on an innocent person that had zero and fuck all to do with what they went through. I find myself sympathizing more with the demonized than the oppressed these days. I found at the end of the book that I was more interested in hearing Stefan's story than Anna's.Read Anne Frank instead. It may be sadder, but it is more well-written, more poignant, and frankly has better people in it.

  • Leeann
    2018-11-28 20:22

    This is a story about the aftermath of the Holocaust. I have read many books, both written for children and for adults, about the Holocaust, but few about what the the survivors faced in trying to piece their lives back together. I appreciate this book for that reason. The story starts out in fear and despair and ends in renewal and hope.

  • Sandy Brehl
    2018-12-01 16:11

    This slim novel engages readers with a variety of characters whose lives were severely altered by the Nazi persecution of the Jews. In this case, it is Netherlands, post-WWII, and the young girl Anna carries the story while probing and weaving the stories of others into her post-war traumatic stress. As a read aloud it would work well as mentor text for sustaining story elements NOT delivered in chronological order, for flashbacks, confused/unreliable narrators, and character development.

  • Patrick
    2018-11-15 13:36

    This is poignant novel that is an important story. It follows Anna Markus, a 13 year old Dutch Jewish girl. Holland has just been liberated from the Nazis. This novel explores the emotional and physical struggles of a young girl, along with her Jewish community, trying to regain a place in society after World War II.Anna has been in hiding from the Nazis for three years. Kiki, her imaginary friend, is her only companion. She has missed three years of school and is the tallest person in her class. Both of her parents are still alive, but they have spent time in the camps and are dealing with their own horrors. Anna's father refuses to have any pictures of dead relatives in the house, including his other daughter Marga. He only wants to think about the future, never the past. Anna meets Mrs. Neumann, who she at first confuses with a Nazi because she changed her name to German during the war. Anna is the spitting image of her lost daughter Fannie, including a birthmark on her forehead. Anna tries to help Mrs. Neumann find her daughter and in the end, she succeeds. Finding her at the puppet show within the amusement park. The text covers many important topics within the time period. A glimpse of the lengths the resistance had to go to maintain secrecy: never using real names, multiple drop points and the costumes people wore in order to deceive the Nazis. Jews were not allowed to go to school with non-Jewish kids and were only allowed to shop between 3 and 5 pm, when the most of good stuff (fresh bread, milk) would be gone. As a further insult, the Star of David they are required to wear contains phony Hebrew letters. After Anna's family goes into hiding, the German's plunder their house and send all of their belongings to Germany.

  • Brian
    2018-11-30 18:21

    Thirteen year old Anna is facing difficulties in the real world, because she was mentally abused from the war, and hiding from Nazis. She has to recover from all the hard times of being alone to being disrespected as a person. Her father, even has troubles of his own. Her mother and Anna talk about how her father doesn't like pictures of passed away people from the war. Anna sees this house that scares her, because she thinks the owner is a Nazi. Anna is wrong about this house, and throughout this story she meets the actual owner, and they become friends. This house owner in the end becomes true to listening to Anna. Facing her own troubles, the house owner had 2 people go into hiding to. They can relate between each other, and both become very attentive and caring for each other.--------------------------------------------after the HolocaustAnna has struggles living the regular life because she hasn't lived one for a while. Kept in a room by herself, voice kept at a whisper.. She doesn't know how to talk loud afterward, so her dad teaches her that its okay now. Many adjustments have to be made, and even still dealing with people who are putting her down because she is Jewish. The hatred she has for unsightly people. People who don't see, nor get the fact that she is human who doesn't need a label, but needs and deserves a regular life. Her parents wont, and don't plan to tell stories about the war. Nor does her father want to see pictures of people who have been killed. I guess this is one way to forget it all...

  • Wendy
    2018-11-21 17:08

    I read this as part of my final project I am doing for Children's Literature, the topic is the Holocaust as presented in Children's Lit. This book falls in the early chapter book area, no pictures, all text but no overly hard words. However, if you let the simple reading level stop you from reading this I think you will be missing out on a powerful story.Anna lives in Holland. She was in hiding for 3 years during the Nazi occupation. She was alone, except for Kiki, her imaginary friend. She had visits from the kind music teacher hiding her, but she was mostly alone. Now she is free and reunited with her parents and back in school. Anna is learning to live outside the attic she hid in, she is learning to trust and feel safe and with the help of her loving father she is finding her voice.At one point her father shouts out "Rotten Nazis! Look what you've done to my child!" This is the heart of the story, what was done not only to Anna but to an entire group of people. Anna Is Still Here is told in a child's voice and in a very matter of fact and simple way that belies its power and beauty.

  • Brian
    2018-11-20 15:33

    What I Learned: There are so many people out there with struggles of their own, some cant even help. They cant help that they were born jewish, or whatever makes them different from their haters. No matter what they overcome, there will always be after affects, thoughts, fears, and adjustment troulbes.My Review: after the HolocaustAnna has struggles living the regular life because she hasnt lived one for a while. Kept in a room by herself, voice kept at a whisper.. She doesn't know how to talk loud afterwards, so her dad teaches her that its okay now. Many adjustments have to be made, and even still dealing with people who are putting her down because she is jewish. The hatred she has for unsightful people. People who dont see, nor get the fact that she is human who doesn't need a lable, but needs and deserves a regular life. Her parents wont, and dont plan to tell sotries about the war. Nor does her father want to see pictures of people who have been killed. I guess this is one way to forget it all...

  • Miss Amanda
    2018-11-23 18:13

    ** spoiler alert ** gr 5-81945 Holland. The war is finally over and Anna is finally reunited with her parents. 13 year old Anna spent 3 years in hiding alone and finds it hard to adjust to being back with her parents, going to school. When she meets Mrs. Neumann, at first she is convinced she is a Nazi. Anna learns that like her Mrs. Neumann was forced to hide during the war. Mrs. Neumann is waiting for word of what happened to her husband Max and her daughter Fannie. The story focused on the relationship between on the relationship between Anna and Mrs. Neumann. Unlike Anna's parents, Mrs. Neumann and Anna needed to share their stories with someone. I would recommend this story to readers who want to know more about what happened to people who were able to come out of hiding when WWII ended

  • Amanda
    2018-11-17 18:13

    gr 5-81945 Holland. The war is finally over and Anna is finally reunited with her parents. 13 year old Anna spent 3 years in hiding alone and finds it hard to adjust to being back with her parents, going to school. When she meets Mrs. Neumann, at first she is convinced she is a Nazi. Anna learns that like her Mrs. Neumann was forced to hide during the war. Mrs. Neumann is waiting for word of what happened to her husband Max and her daughter Fannie. The story focused on the relationship between Anna and Mrs. Neumann. Unlike Anna's parents, Mrs. Neumann and Anna needed to share their stories with someone. I would recommend this story to readers who want to know more about what happened to people who were able to come out of hiding when WWII ended.

  • Sarah
    2018-11-23 20:29

    Anna is Still Here is written by Ida Vos. The main characters are Anna Markus and her neighbor Mrs.Neumann. This book's setting is in Holland when World War II ends. After Anna has been in hiding for three years during the war, she finally sees her parents. Anna's mother and father will not tell Anna many things, so she get's upset and goes on a walk. She finds Mrs.Neumann's house and they become good friends. Then Anna finds out that Mrs.Neumann has a daughter Fannie, that looks like Anna. Fannie is somewhere in Holland, lost! Will they find Fannie now that they police have stopped looking for her?

  • Rebecca
    2018-11-16 19:20

    OK, y'all know how I overdosed on Holocaust lit a looong time ago. But I still find poignant the rare stories that focus on how screwed up everyone was AFTER the war, like The Journey Back. These books go beyond the happily ever after of liberation to deal with survivers' trauma and the emotional realities of trying to rebuild broken families. This one is sensitive and right on, though the ending is pure fantasy.

  • Taylor
    2018-11-14 16:20

    anna is still here is about a little girl named anna who came back from hiding from the holocaust. she was separated from her mom and dad. but her mom and dad found her and took her back. she goes to mrs neumanns house all the time. her parents dont like that. anna didnt care. mrs. neumann's daughter frannie and her husband got taken away from the holocaust. she awaited for her daughter for a long time.

  • Katie
    2018-12-07 18:34

    I remember getting this book at a book fair when I was in the second grade and it is actually one I still own, over a decade later. I remember liking it because it was told from the perspective of a child and so was easier for me to understand the confusion and fear that Anna felt, which in my opinion Vos handled wonderfully. It's a very powerful book that I highly would recommend to anyone with children, or even just adults.

  • Jamal
    2018-12-12 16:15

    This story was about a young girl named anna that has just came out of an attic after having to go through the whole holocaust now she has to get her life back together and live the life of a normal girl

  • Laura
    2018-11-25 17:19

    I read this in sixth grade. For some reason, in middle school, we had to read about a million books about WWII and the Holocaust. I barely remember what happened in this book except that it was in present tense which I had never really read in a book before.

  • Moira
    2018-11-16 17:33

    The Holocaust is over, but Anna is still haunted by the past. This has a fifth grade reading level, but is a wonderful fictional story of a young girl three years after the Holocaust. The writing style is very odd.

  • Trista Serrano
    2018-11-25 13:14

    I read this with my daughter. It is a powerful story and we learned so much together. It was just enough information to introduce her to the subject of the Holocaust and she now would like to learn more.

  • Emily
    2018-12-14 16:13

    Cute fast read.

  • Sharon
    2018-11-17 21:19

    Great story about a girl coping after she comes out from hiding from the Nazis.

  • Martha Valasek
    2018-12-12 21:19

    hard to get into, I think part of it was due to being a translation.

  • Jacob
    2018-12-06 18:37

    It was really great!

  • Ailbhe Killalea
    2018-11-28 13:34

    A little bit slow, didn't really grab my attention

  • Jess
    2018-12-13 16:29

    Post Holocaust book, good but it was a sort of sequel and I haven't read the first one yet.

  • Beth
    2018-11-16 14:26

    This book was kind hard to understand, but it was pretty good.

  • Liv
    2018-12-01 15:09

    This is the best book I've EVER READ

  • Leslie Moncada
    2018-12-15 19:38

    An amazing story, and I enjoyed Anna's point of view on the story. It is simple but contains such a good message and provides an insight on how hard life was during this time.

  • Kathleen A
    2018-12-06 15:20

    Great story about the holocaust. Middle school reading level but there needs some prep about the holocaust before and careful guidance throughout the book. Very well done.

  • Lily
    2018-11-24 17:26

    good book, had to read it for english class but i actually liked it

  • Joanna Lee
    2018-11-23 16:25

    a very heartwarming story :) i read it when i was still in highschool ! definitely a wonderful story :)