Silver Sword [Ian Serraillier] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. BOOKS. The Silver Sword study guide contains a biography of Ian Serraillier, literature essays, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full. The Silver Sword has ratings and reviews. Kellyn said: Escape from Warsaw by Ian Serraillier, originally titled The Silver Sword, is the advent.

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The book had a great deal of action and intense chase and escape scenes. When Edek is captured, Ruth steps up to the task of protector and provider and when Jan enters their lives with a the silver sword a lucky charmfrom their father, she keeps their spirits up as they make their way toward him in Switzerland. Nov 26, Tony rated it really liked it Shelves: They are all unabridged.

Vintage Classics an imprint of Vintage Format: Want to Read saving…. It made me appreciate the world and people for who and what they are. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

In addition, story hungry children often don’t want the adventure to end, so why not take a look at the fully interactive website – World of Stories – which contains lots of extra material – the serraillisr Jul 01, Nicky Hill rated it really liked it. Together with Jan they begin a dangerous journey across the battlefields of Europe to find their parents.

The Silver Sword

This was a very sweet book that would be a good introduction for children to the horrors of World War II. Jan’s main effort though is to conserve his so-called ‘treasures’ which he keeps in his little wooden box, including the special heirloom of the children’s the iconic silver sword of their father.


Add to the long list I must read again. Both boys silvee prosecuted by the military tribunal, but Edek was cleared of any crimes whilst Jan led a spirited defence, wherein he pointed out that certain American troops were equally guilty of serraillieg from the srrraillier Germans.

The rest of the story is about his three Found this on a list of children’s classics, read with daughter Books by Ian Serraillier.

Their father is a teacher who is arrested for removing or reversing the portrait of Hitler he’s required by the occupying Germans to put up in his classroom; if they were Jewish he and the rest of the family would have been sent to the Warsaw Ghetto just for that.

We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. I think it’s a book that will be read for years to come, and although it’s not one often mentioned, I don’t think it’ll ever be forgotten.

A quick and easy read. Little House Yes, this is a great book for children. His best known work, The Silver Swordwas published in and has become a classic, bringing to life the story of four refugee children.

My granddaughter aged 12 brought this book home from school. You could feel what the characters are feeling. I have no criticism and looked forward to reading it at night.

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View all 3 comments. Check out the latest activities in our Ailver. I know I definitely would have enjoyed it as a chil I added this apparently well-beloved children’s classic to my to-read list because it was recommended by one of my internet friends, Amy. As a war text, it’s not the most informative, but as a story about what it was like to be a child and survive, it’s a veritable source of accuracy.


Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. Shortly after his arrival, they hear the prison camp “escape bell” ringing in the distance, and he realises his escape must have been detected.

Apart from the questions left unanswered this was a great read and I would recommend it to anyone in their early years and also to others who want a quick read that gives you a lift about human nature.

The Silver Sword by Ian Serraillier – review

Did I enjoy the book as an adult? His wife, Margrit, and three children Ruth aged nearly 14, Edek 11, and Bronia 3 are left behind to fend for themselves and survive.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. The family tackles many obstacles on their way to reaching destiny, with a paper knife to guide them. Favourite Quotes Page 85 – ‘Treating people soft’.

Their mother is taken away to work for the Nazis.