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The silver sword

By: Serraillier, Ian

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Part of the Vintage classics series
0099572850 / 9780099572855
Paperback
823.914
02/08/2012
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England
19 cm 205 p. : map
Children / Juvenile  Learn More
Quiz No: 201749, Points 6.00, Book Level 5.50,
Middle Years - Key Stage 2 Learn More
Reprint. Originally published: London: Jonathan Cape, 1956.

Discover this amazing adventure story set in the Second World War 'If you meet Ruth or Edek or Bronia, you must tell them I'm going to Switzerland to find their mother.

Tell them to follow as soon as they can' Having lost their parents in the chaos of war, Ruth, Edek and Bronia are left alone to fend for themselves and hide from the Nazis amid the rubble and ruins of their city.

They meet a ragged orphan boy, Jan, who treasures a paperknife - a silver sword - which was entrusted to him by an escaped prisoner of war.

The three children realise that the escapee was their father, the silver sword a message that he is alive and searching for them.

Together with Jan they begin a dangerous journey across the battlefields of Europe to find their parents. BACKSTORY: Read a letter from the author's daughter and find out about the amazing true stories that inspired The Silver Sword.

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YFA Classic fiction (Children's / Teenage)

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