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Publisher's Summary

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...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.
This is The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas meets Jonathan Safran Foer for children. An incredible story of survival against all odds and self discovery.
©1963 Anne Holm; (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
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By Debbie on 01-09-14

Character of a Child

This is quite simply one of the most beautiful, heart rendering stories I have ever heard. Breaking down every barrier, looking deep into the human spirit, revealing the good in a boy who had every reason to be bitter, to be broken beyond repair, this historical tale brings the reader from the child's escape from a concentration camp through his journey through Europe. The genuine, forthright way that David deals with his environment, the people he meets, those who would harm him or help him is touching, amazing, thought provoking. That a child who had escaped from a lifetime in a concentration camp could have such compassion and reasoning of right and wrong, that he would choose to believe in "the God of the green pastures" . . . the God of the David in the Bible . . . well, it goes to show that words, even few words spoken to children with ears to hear are sometimes retained. Though the book is historical fiction, it is true to the times, and well could have happened. God bless those who lost family members in the concentration camps . . . God bless those who survived . . . and God help us all who let it happen.

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By Nicolette on 08-16-12

David stole my heart

What did you love best about I Am David?

The way the writer describes the surroundings

What did you like best about this story?

Every little detail, especially the way David pray

Which scene was your favorite?

Every time he calls out to the God of the Green Pasture, it is sooooo sincere

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

When you surging for something bigger than yourself, do as David: God of the green pastures..... it is me... David

Any additional comments?

Read this book 3 times, listen to this book twice already, only downloaded it in this week

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By Jenny Clifton on 03-25-15

As good as I remembered

I read this many times as a child and have just finished listening for the first time as an adult. A brilliant book.

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By Mark Tipper on 06-04-16

Such a touching story

Read this book at school when I was 14 and loved it. came back to see if it was as good as I remembered and all I can say is even better when it's read aloud to you. highly recommended...

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By Anonymous User on 08-06-17

Brilliant book!

I had to read this book for a school assignment. This story is a brilliant story as it teaches every one important lessons. I love this book and I recommend it to all, it is 100% worth a 5 star rating

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By Anonymous User on 05-08-17

How I Feel About this Book

I loved it, the story was really nice, the narrator was really good and my most memorable moment was, unfortunately, when the dog died.
I'm so sad about the dog but I loved the story and the narrator was great.

Wayne

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