The dramatic story of three Polish children during and just after World War II, whose parents are taken away by the Nazis and their house blown up. The children manage to escape over the rooftops and join the gangs of orphans living in the ruins of the bombed city, existing as best they can. The “silver sword” is only a paper knife, but it is the talisman that, after the Germans have been driven out of Warsaw, gives Ruth, Edek and Bronia the hope and courage to make an astonishing journey across Europe with their friend Jan until they reach a refugee camp where they are reunited with their parents.
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Ian Serraillier was born in London in 1912, and educated at Brighton College and St.Edmund Hall, Oxford. From 1961 he worked in his Sussex home writing mainly for children. His main achievements included novels, poetry, retellings in verse and prose, educational and local history books. He died in November 1994.
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Book Description Jonathan Cape, 2006. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110224070770
Book Description Jonathan Cape, 2006. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0224070770