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Anne Holm - Author

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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I am David

I am David

Author: Anne Holm Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/01/2018

`You must get away tonight,' the man had told him. David escapes from the concentration camp where he has spent his entire life and flees across Europe. He is utterly alone - who can he trust? What will await him? And all the while, how can he be sure that they won't catch up with him . . . This is the remarkable story of David's introduction to the world: sea, mountains and flowers, the colours of Italy, the taste of fruit, people laughing and smiling, all are new to David. David learns that his polite manner, his haunted eyes and his thin features are strange to other people. He must learn to fend for himself in this strange new world. An incredible story of survival against all odds and self discovery, for readers of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and The Book Thief.

I am David

I am David

Author: Anne Holm Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/07/1991

One of a series of top-quality fiction for schools, this is the story of a young boy's journey through Europe after escaping from the camp where he has lived all his life. Faced with a host of new experiences, David gradually begins to understand the world around him.

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