Anne Holm





Anne Holm

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born
in Oksbøl, Denmark
September 10, 1922

died
December 27, 1998

gender
female


About this author

Anne Holm, born Else Anne Lise Jørgensen (September 10, 1922 – December 27, 1998) was a Danish journalist and children's writer. At times she also wrote under the pseudonym Adrien de Chandelle.

Her books are typically recommended to age groups 8–16 years, but they include elements even for adult readers. Her best known book is I Am David (1963), adapted for a 2003 film; (also published as North to Freedom), which tells the story of a 12-year-old boy who escapes from a concentration camp and travels through Europe. It won the ALA Notable Book award in 1965, the 1963 Best Scandinavian Children's Book award and the Boys Club of America Junior Book Award Gold Medal.

Another well known book by Holm is Peter (1966), which tells the story of a teena
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I Am David
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3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 5,231 ratings — published 1963 — 2 editions
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North To Freedom
4.38 of 5 stars 4.38 avg rating — 34 ratings — published 1963
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The Sky Grew Red
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3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 15 ratings — published 1991
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The Hostage
3.47 of 5 stars 3.47 avg rating — 17 ratings3 editions
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Peter
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 1968
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More books by Anne Holm…
“And his eyes frighten me, too. They're the eyes of an old man, an old man who's seen so much in life that he no longer cares to go on living. They're not even desperate... just quiet and expectant, and very, very lonely, as if he were quite alone of his own free choice.”
Anne Holm, I Am David
tags: sad

“Johannes had once said that violence and cruelty were just a stupid person's way of making himself felt, because it was easer to use your hands to strike a blow than to use your brain to find a logical and just solution to the problem.”
Anne Holm, I Am David

“Never let me hear you say it's someone else's fault. It often is, but you must never shirk your own responsibility ... You can't change others, but you can do something about a fault in yourself.”
Anne Holm, I Am David