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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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780099439493
ISBN-10: 0099439492
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 13mm)
Pages: 208
Imprint: Red Fox
Publisher: Random House Children's Publishers UK
Publish Date: 3-Apr-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Ian Serraillier

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.

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