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15%OFFIan Serraillier - Silver Sword - 9780099439493 - V9780099439493
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Silver Sword

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Description for Silver Sword Paperback. 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 Europe towards Switzerland, where they believe they will be reunited with their parents. Num Pages: 208 pages, Illustrations, 1 map, 1 port. BIC Classification: 5AK; YFC. Category: (JC) Children's (6-12). Dimension: 198 x 129 x 13. Weight in Grams: 150.

An unforgettable story of life during and after the Second World War, based on true accounts. For readers of The Book Thief, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and The Diary of Anne Frank.

This is a story of many different things.

Of a terrible war and an occupied land

Of the Balicki children who are determined to survive

Of a dangerous journey from war-torn Poland to Switzerland

Of a paper knife that gives them the courage to carry on when nearly all hope is lost.

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'A true modern classic' Booktrust

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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.

Reviews for Silver Sword
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
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