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Anne Holm

Anne Holm, born Else Anne Jørgensen (10 September 1922 – 27 December 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 5–19 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

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Violence and cruelty were just a stupid person's way of making himself felt, because it was easier t ...

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Johannes had once said that violence and cruelty were just a stupid person's way of making himself f ...

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Never let me hear you say it's someone else's fault. It often is, but you must never shirk your own ...

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For a moment David was tempted to think that perhaps there were no good people at all outside concen ...

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I wrote "David" because it seemed to me that children, who can love a book more passionately than an ...

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But Johannes had said, "Politeness is something you owe other people, because when you show a little ...

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There's always something when you're at fault, too, and that fault you must discover and learn to re ...

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You could not bribe honest people, but bad people would accept bribery.

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Joy passed, but happiness never completely disappeared; a touch of it would always remain to remind ...

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The sun glistened on a drop of water as it fell from his hand to his knee. David wiped it off, but i ...

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Being brave meant that though you might be frightened, you would face the greatest danger if you kne ...

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The angrier you were, the less likely you were to think clearly.

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And it was most important to do what one knew was right, for otherwise the day might come when one c ...

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And his eyes frighten me, too. They're the eyes of an old man, an old man who's seen so much in life ...

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Sorrow has its life just like people. Sorrow is born and lives and dies. And when it's dead and gone ...

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