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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 Silver Sword by Ian Serraillier
"Inspiring wartime story of the Balicki family in Warsaw." John Walsh, author and Independent columnist
Publication date: 02/07/2015
Publisher: Puffin Books an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Publication date: 02/08/2012
Publisher: Vintage Classics an imprint of Vintage
|Publication date:||3rd April 2003|
|Publisher:||Red Fox an imprint of Random House Children's Books|
|Suitable for:||9+ readers|
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.Born in London, Serraillier was educated at Brighton College and took his degree at St Edmund Hall, Oxford. He became an English teacher and it was during this period that his first published work appeared, in the form of poetry for both adults and children. In 1946 his first children’s novel was published. It was followed by several more adventure ...More About Ian Serraillier
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