Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 5 - 9Grades 4 - 8U5.650753
David's entire twelve-year life has been spent in a grisly prison camp in Eastern Europe. He knows nothing of the outside world. But when he is given the chance to escape, he seizes it. With his vengeful enemies hot on his heels, David struggles to cope in this strange new world, where his only resources are a compass, a few crusts of bread, his two aching feet, and some vague advice to seek refuge in Denmark. Is that enough to survive?
David's extraordinary odyssey is dramatically chronicled in Anne Holm's classic about the meaning of freedom and the power of hope.
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published on January 1, 2004 by Harcourt Children's Books
ISBN-10: 0152051619
ISBN-13: 9780152051617
2 Book Reviews
  • nelle656
    nelle656Monday, March 14, 2016 at 4:00 am
    Read this book and feel the torture, fun and reality of David's life.
    • oliverc
      olivercWednesday, February 24, 2016 at 3:33 amFeatured
      During World War II, a 12 years old boy called David is imprisoned in a concentration camp in Eastern Europe. He seizes the chance to escape from the concentration camp, and he starts his journey to Denmark to seek refuge. During his journey, he rescued a girl called Maria from the fire in the shed. The core value of this book is be hopeful, and be brave even though you are in a severe situation. I chose this book because the setting of the book is during world war II, which fascinated me. The story features a innocent boy who knows nothing about the outside world. The conclusion in this book is life is full of wickedness. I agree with the author’s conclusion that life is full of wickedness because I personally have too much pressure from school. I will recommend this book to my friends because this book is fascinating when David is on his journey to Denmark. He encounters many troubles, and he needs to find solutions to solve them.