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    The Silver Sword (Paperback) By (author) Ian Serraillier, Contributions by Jane Serraillier

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    DescriptionThe 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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    Title
    The Silver Sword
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ian Serraillier, Contributions by Jane Serraillier
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 208
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 159 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780099439493
    ISBN 10: 0099439492
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y2.1
    BIC E4L: ADV
    DC21: 823.914
    BIC E4L: F9+
    BIC reading level and special interest qualifier V2: 5AK
    BIC children’s book marketing category: D3N79
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: YFC
    Libri: B-131, B-128
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 22500
    Libri: B-129
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: JUV000000
    BIC subject category V2: 5AK
    Thema V1.0: YFC
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations, 1 map, 1 port.
    Publisher
    Random House Children's Publishers UK
    Imprint name
    RED FOX
    Publication date
    07 April 2003
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    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.
    Review quote
    "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