Dawn: A True Story of Courage and Survival. Non-fiction, short story. What would you do if you suddenly found yourself lost in the woods? In the winter time? At ten years old of age? Here is a remarkable story about a ten year old girl who faced down this dilemma - and lived to tell about it. Dawn, who has been challenged since birth, was walking home from school one day when she became the target of bullies. She ran into the woods to escape her tormentors, only to find herself in a trap of a different sort. Lost in the wilds for days, this unique child held on where others would have easily fallen. Battling fear, hunger, fatigue, and the cruelty of winter in the north country, Dawn beat the odds. Her inspiring story is a lesson for us all.