Having escaped from the eastern European concentration camp where he has spent most of his life, a twelve-year-old boy struggles to cope with an entirely strange world as he flees northward to freedom in Denmark.
David's entire twelve-year life has been spent in a grisly concentration camp in Eastern Europe. He knows nothing of the outside world. But when he is given the chance to escape, he seizes it. Sensing his enemies hot on his heels, David struggles to cope in this strange new world, where his only resources are a compass, a few crumbs of bread, his two aching feet, and some vague advice to seek refuge in Denmark. Is that enough to survive?
Anne Holm's inspiring story of a brave boy's search for freedom is the inspiration for the major motion picture I Am David, starring Jim Caviezel, Joan Plowright, and Ben Tibber. The book has also been retitled and is now published as I Am David.
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