The Silver Sword
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Silver Sword by Ian Serraillier
Book DescriptionThis title is part of a series of nine plays for children aged seven to nine. It is intended for guided reading sessions and is in line with literacy guidance. Each play in the series provides: easy-to-read text; colour-coded character parts for easy recognition; stage directions to introduce children to the features of play scripts; illustrations that help to bring the play and its characters to life; and background information and ideas for reading or staging the play.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780435120399
(194mm x 132mm x 14mm)
Publisher: Pearson Education Limited
Publish Date: 1-Feb-1970
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Ian Serraillier
Silver Sword, Paperback (July 2015)
Although the silver sword was only a paper knife, it became the symbol of hope and courage which kept the Balicki children and their orphan friend Jan alive through the four years of occupation when they had to fend for themselves.
Road to Canterbury, Hardback (November 1981)
One of a series of top-quality fiction for schools, this is a collection of retellings of some of Chaucer's stories and character sketches in "Canterbury Tales".
Enchanted Island, Hardback (October 1966)» View all books by Ian Serraillier
One of a series of top-quality fiction for schools. These retellings of Shakespeare stories focus on "The Taming of the Shrew", "A Midsummer Night's Dream", "The Merchant of Venice", "Henry IV Part 1", "Henry V", "Twelfth Night", "Julius Caesar", "Hamlet", "King Lear", "Macbeth" and "The Tempest".
US Kirkus Review » **A story of singular strength and excitement is this novel, based on a factual account, of the three Balicki children in their five-year struggle, after the German siege of Warsaw, to reestablish themselves as a family. The father's hazardous escape into Switzerland from a concentration camp, the imprisonment of the oldest boy and his subsequent bout with consumption, the valorous attempt of twelve-year-old Ruth to protect and educate dozens of homeless children, the interminable pilgrimage across Europe of the three children and their waif friend, Jan, provide merely a framework of intense action. The rest is high emotion and tenderness. The exhilarating denouement of this story tells of a reunion as full of meaning as was the ordeal which preceded it. A revealing portrayal of that new breed of children - the homeless ones who banded together against overwhelming obstacles - a testament to courage, idealism, and compassion. A remarkable book which should not fail to move the adult as well as the teenage reader. (Kirkus Reviews)
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