This novel for young people is the story of David, who is allowed to escape from a Nazi concentration camp and makes his way across Europe to a new home in Denmark. As the narrative details his struggles to survive and retain his sense of individuality, the narrative also explores issues relating to the nature and value of freedom and the power of faith. The story begins with twelve year old David's escape from the concentration camp, an escape motivated and assisted by a character referred to only as "the man. David, not sure that the man can be trusted, nevertheless takes him at his word, and as a result gets away from the concentration camp and starts on his long journey. Along the way, he is helped by several friendly travelers, and by what he believes to be the spirit of his friend Johannes, who guided him through the early years of his life in the camp.
I Am David by Anne Holm
I Am David By Anne Holm. A Fantastic Novel For Kids Aged
I Am David is a thought-provoking novel for teenagers and adults which was first published in The book was written by Danish author Anne Holm and has been popular ever since it was first released. It's often studied in schools in Australia, England and the US. I Am David is a great book for kids aged from about twelve to It's also terrific to read aloud to kids aged from about eight up, partly because it's such a different and compelling adventure story and partly because it raises so many topics for discussion. For example, the book provides lots of opportunities to discuss emotions and values such as courage, kindness, self-reliance, trust and altruism and ethical and moral issues such as power and discrimination. I Am David tells the story of a twelve-year-old boy who has grown up in a concentration camp in eastern Europe without parents or relatives.
About 'I am David' by Anne Holm
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These notes were contributed by members of the GradeSaver community. We are thankful for their contributions and encourage you to make your own. David has lived in concentration camps his entire life. He is still only twelve years old. He doesn't know anything about his family or why he is in a concentration camp.