The Silver Sword by Ian Serraillier
  

The Silver Sword

Written by Ian Serraillier

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This is an extraordinarily moving account of an epic journey which gives a remarkable insight into the reality of a Europe laid waste by war. Alone and fending for themselves in a Poland devastated by World War II, Jan and his three homeless friends cling to the silver sword as a symbol of hope. They travel through war-torn Europe towards Switzerland, where they believe they will be reunited with their parents, they encounter many hardships and dangers.


The Good Book Guide logo The Good Book Guide Review. On the run in Nazi-occupied Europe, four children try to make their way to Switzerland, led by Jan whose ‘silver sword' (a paper-knife) is their talisman. A desperate and touching story.
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The Silver Sword by Ian Serraillier


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"Inspiring wartime story of the Balicki family in Warsaw." John Walsh, author and Independent columnist

About the Author

Ian Serraillier

Ian Serraillier (September 24, 1912 - November 28, 1994), was a British novelist and poet. Serraillier was best known for his children's books, especially The Silver Sword (1956), a wartime adventure story which was adapted for television by the BBC in 1957 and again in 1971.

As well as children’s novels and poetry, Serrailler produced his own retellings of classic tales, in prose and verse, including Beowulf, Chaucer and Greek myth. Together with his wife Anne he founded the New Windmill Series in 1948, published by Heinemann Educational Books, which set out to provide inexpensive editions of good stories. He continued as co-editor of the series until the onset of Alzheimer's disease.

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Format

Paperback
208 pages
Interest Age: From 9

Author

Ian Serraillier
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Publisher

Red Fox an imprint of Random House Children's Books

Publication date

3rd April 2003

ISBN

9780099439493

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