I Am David by Anne Holm

I Am David

Written by Anne Holm

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I Am David by Anne Holm

The story of a young boy's journey through Europe after escaping from the camp where he had lived all his life. Sea, mountains and flowers, the colours of Italy, the taste of fruit, people laughing and smiling, all are new to David. And David learns that his polite manner, his haunted eyes and his thin features are strange to other people.

About the Author

Anne Holm, born Else Annelise Jørgensen (September 10, 1922 in Oksbøl - December 27, 1998) was a Danish journalist and children writer. She spent part of her life in United States. Also writing under the pseudonym Adrien de Chandelle.Her books are typically recommended to age groups 8-16 years, but they include elements even for adult readers. Her best known book is David (1963) (translated I am David and filmed 2004; also published with name North to Freedom), which tells about a 13-years old boy who grows in a prison camp, escapes and travels home through Europe. It's a book about hope and freedom, and it is a bestseller.Another well known book by Holm is Peter (1966), which tells about a teenage boy who travels in time to ancient Greece and medieval England. Married J.C. Holm in 1949.

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Egmont Childrens Books

Publication date

7th September 1989




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