Publication Date: 03/04/2003 ISBN: 9780099439493 Category:

The Silver Sword

Ian Serraillier, Jane Serraillier

Publisher: Penguin Random House Children's UK
Publication Date: 03/04/2003 ISBN: 9780099439493 Category:
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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.

Publisher Review

A mind-blowing and emotional read -- Sally Bailey * Essex Chronicle Series * One of the most remarkable children's books since 1945 * Oxford Companion to Children's Literature * This book is touched with greatness * Junior Bookshelf * 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 *

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