The Silver Sword

Ian Serraillier
Illustrated by Raul Allen
Introduced by Anne Fine
Afterword by Jane Serraillier Grossfeld

This much-loved story of refugee children making their way from Poland to Switzerland in the final days of the Second World War is illustrated by Raul Allen and introduced by Anne Fine.

Three Polish siblings – Ruth, Edek and Bronia – are fending for themselves in the outskirts of Warsaw towards the end of the Second World War. Having received a message from their father, the three children, together with an orphan, Jan, make their way across Europe to find their parents in Switzerland. With them is a talisman: a silver letter-opener in the shape of a sword, salvaged from the ruins of their house.

Bound in blocked cloth

Set in Sabon

160 pages

Frontispiece and 6 colour illustrations

Plain slipcase

13˝ × 9¾˝

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