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The Silver Sword By Ian Serraillier

The Silver Sword
by Ian Serraillier

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The classic tale of a journey through war-torn Europe. As they travel through Europe towards Switzerland, where they believe they will be reunited with their parents, they encounter many hardships and dangers. This extraordinarily moving account of an epic journey gives a remarkable insight into the reality of a Europe laid waste by war.
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The Silver Sword Summary


The Silver Sword by Ian Serraillier

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

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The Silver Sword Reviews


"Old-fashioned storytelling about courage at its best" -- Amanda Craig * The Times *
"One of the most exciting books I've read for a long while" * Daily Telegraph *
"This book is touched with greatness" * Junior Bookshelf *
"One of the most remarkable children's books since 1945" * Oxford Companion to Children's Literature *
"A mind-blowing and emotional read" -- Sally Bailey * Essex Chronicle Series *

About 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 (Novel) (1956), a wartime adventure story which was adapted for television by the BBC in 1957 and again in 1971.

Additional information

GOR001099695
The Silver Sword by Ian Serraillier
Ian Serraillier
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Random House Children's Publishers UK
2003-04-03
208
0099439492
9780099439493
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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