The Silver Sword

The Silver Sword

Book - 1956
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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: London : Jonathan Cape, 1956.
ISBN: 9780099439493
Branch Call Number: J FIC SERR


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LoganLib_LW Sep 04, 2016

This is one of my favourite junior books. The adventures and characters are amazing.

Feb 04, 2014

A classic for all ages (12 to adult). A fictional account, but based on true stories, of several children who fled the Nazis and managed to survive on their own for years until the war ended. I appreciated that in the afterword the author tells us what actually happened to the children in his story.

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Jul 18, 2008

kokosowe thinks this title is suitable for 7 years and over


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