'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.
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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 192 pages
- Publisher: Egmont UK Ltd
- Publication Date: 07/09/1989
- Category: General
- ISBN: 9780749701369
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Review by HGard
Super favourite from grade 9. What would I have done with my imagination if Mrs. Levy hadn't used this book in her Language Arts curriculum? Read again recently, and it captured my thoughts again. A survival story among the best, in my opinion.
Review by eliza.graham.180
I read this first as a young child of about nine and it stayed with me. As an adult, with my own children, I was thrilled to see it in their primary school library. I then bought our own copy. I don't think I could read the last sentences without becoming a quivering wreck, but the book is never sentimental.