The House on the Canal

The turbulent history of an extraordinary house where Anne Frank and her family hid out

In the middle of Amsterdam, directly on Prinsengracht 261, stands a tall, narrow house. It was built 400 years ago and served as a home, warehouse, stable and secret hideout. It was the setting for a remarkable story involving the rapid growth

of Amsterdam during Holland’s “Golden Age” and the German occupation of the Netherlands during the Second World War, and it provided Anne Frank, her family and four others with a seemingly safe place for more than two years.

Today, the house on the canal is a much-visited museum and home to the Anne Frank House Organization.

“This very impressive children‘s book renders history accessible in stories for children. And at the same time […] it points very conciliatory into the future.” Deutschlandfunk Kultur

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The author

Thomas Harding, born in 1968, is a multi-award-winning bestselling author whose books have been translated into over 16 languages. As a journalist, he writes for The Guardian, among others, and also works as a radio and television presenter. He is chairman of the association Alexander-Haus e. V. and lives with his family in London.

The illustrator

Britta Teckentrup, born in 1969 in Hamburg, studied Visual Arts in London. She is author and illustrator of many picture books as well as non-fiction picture books and has received numerous awards. Her books have been translated into a lot of different languages. Today she lives in Berlin with her Scottish husband and her son Vincent.

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