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The silver sword

By: Serraillier, Ian

Part of the Vintage classics series
1448139872 / 9781448139873
eBook (EPUB)
02/08/2012
Available
England
129 pages
Copy: 10%; print: 10%
Quiz No: 201749, Points 6.00, Book Level 5.50,
Middle Years - Key Stage 2 Learn More
Reprint. Description based on print version record. Originally published: London: Jonathan Cape, 1956.

'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 inspiredThe Silver Sword.

BIC:

YFA Classic fiction (Children's / Teenage), YFC Adventure stories (Children's / Teenage)

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