This is a moving and beautiful book - a great read-aloud. I've read it aloud several times over the years to our five children. You are introduced to David's world within the concentration camp - a world of gray filled with dirt and distrust. David escapes and discovers, as he flees, that there is a world filled with color and beauty and people who might be trustworthy. This was alsto published under the title 'North to Freedom'. I read it along with 49 other books when I took a course in Children's Literature. This was in my top two of the 50 books I read.
This is a very moving, poignant story of a twelve-year-old boy who has spent his entire life in a concentration camp. Upon his escape, the resulting story of his journey to Denmark is captivating, with an excellent conclusion. Read the book and see the movie with a box of tissues!
Great book. Different and more dramatic than the movie.
Story about a boy escaping from a concentration camp--good read. Children's book, but I (adult) enjoyed it very much.
Hope shines.....about a 12 year old boy's experience in a concentation camp in Eastern Europe.
Excellent book, my whole family read it, great read
This is David's story - a little boy who grows up as the pet of a ruthless Nazi in a concentration camp and his journey to find refuge after he is given the chance to escape. He knows nothing of the world or how to survive, let alone cross a continent, in the hope of capturing something of his lost life.
The Chicago Tribune calls the book "extraordinary and unforgettable," and the School Library Journal says it is "the single finest novel ever written for children of about ages 9 to 13."
As a parent, you will enjoy it too. It certainly opens many doors for communication with young readers.
Loved this story, hard to put down.