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The Silver Sword By Ian Serraillier

The Silver Sword by Ian Serraillier

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Summary

The night the Nazis come to take their mother away, three children escape in a terrifying scramble across the rooftops. Alone in the chaos of Warsaw they have to learn to survive on their own. This title gives an account of a family torn apart by war.

The Silver Sword Summary

The Silver Sword by Ian Serraillier

The night the Nazis come to take their mother away, three children escape in a terrifying scramble across the rooftops. Alone in the chaos of Warsaw they have to learn to survive on their own. Then they meet Jan, a ragged boy with a paperknife - the silver sword - that they recognize as belonging to their lost father. The sword becomes their symbol of hope as, with Jan, they begin the hazardous journey across war-torn Europe to find their parents. Ian Serraillier's moving account of a family torn apart by war speaks as much to us today as it did when it was first written.

The Silver Sword Reviews

"One of the great and enduring tales of survival, courage and hope. Ian Serrailler tells this extraordinary wartime story simply and directly, so that we feel the full force of its truth" -- Michael Morpurgo "One of the most exciting books I've read for a long while" Daily Telegraph "Old-fashioned storytelling about courage at its best" -- Amanda Craig The Times "One of the most remarkable children's books since 1945" Oxford Companion to Children's Literature "This book is touched with greatness" Junior Bookshelf

About Ian Serraillier

Ian Serraillier was born in London in 1912, and educated at Brighton College and St.Edmund Hall, Oxford. From 1961 he worked in his Sussex home writing mainly for children. His main achievements included novels, poetry, retellings in verse and prose, educational and local history books. He died in November 1994.

Additional information

GOR005117779
9780857550286
0857550284
The Silver Sword by Ian Serraillier
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Penguin Random House Children's UK
2011-12-01
256
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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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