Hope was his strength, imagination was his refuge.
In times of war, courage is necessary for survival. Alex, an 11-year-old Jewish boy living in a World War II Polish ghetto with his father and great uncle, knows this too well. When Nazis come to his city and clear the town, Alex manages to escape with the help of his family, but is left with only his pet mouse "Snow". Finding refuge in an abandoned building on Bird Street, Alex seeks inspiration from his favorite book, Robinson Crusoe, while he, and Snow, await his father's return.
Based on a true story by the winner of the Hans Christian Andersen Award for Writing.