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Product description

The night the Nazis come to take their mother away, three children escape in a terrifying scramble across the rooftops. Alone in the chaos of Warsaw, they must learn to survive on their own. Then they meet Jan – a ragged boy clutching a silver paperknife that they recognise as belonging to their long-lost father. The ‘silver sword’ becomes their symbol of hope as, with Jan, they begin a hazardous journey across war-torn Europe in search of their parents.

Product Details

Catalogue number

6565 in Rewards Catalogue 2019/20 and 6565 in Schools Catalogue 2020/21

Format

Paperback

ISBN

9780099439493

Publisher

Red Fox

Date published

April 3rd, 2003

Lexile measure

800L Lexiles are the global standard in reading assessment. They are unique as they are able to measure a child and a book on the same scale – ensuring the right book gets to the right child at the right time.

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Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 5.5; Middle years; 6.0 points

Other details
  • 192 pages
Condition

New

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  1. Emma
    on 1 July 2020

    A great adventure story

    The Silver Sword is a fantastic story to introduce kids to the story of World War 2 refugee children. I read it aloud to my 7 year-old and we both learnt so much about the geography of the fictional Balicki family's journey from Poland to Switzerland through Germany as well the tensions of being a refugee. A story which focuses on hope, courage, loyalty and resilience and the common threads of decency and spite, good and evil, which run through all groups of people, regardless of their nationality.

    5out of 5

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