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by Ian Serraillier

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Ian Serriallier’s The Silver Sword presents a narration of how the Balicki family was separated by the Second World War. Bronia, Edek, and Ruth are torn apart from their parents when their mother is sent to work in Germany and their father is sent to a prison camp. Desperate to reunite with their parents, the children embark on an interesting and breathtaking journey. During their journey, they meet Jan, who stores the silver sword in a treasure box that was handed over to him by Balicki. To them, the Silver Sword is a strong symbol of hope. At the end of the war, the children succeed in reuniting with their parents in Switzerland. Certainly, after five years of astounding grief and deprivation, the Balickis are very different from how they were some years back. The children are already grown up. However, with time, they are ready to reestablish themselves.

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THE SILVER SWORD realistically presents problems of war as seen through the eyes of a polish family torn apart by world war two. The novels main characters include three children Ruth, Edek and Bronia Balicki, who are left to live as best they can in the streets of Warsaw when their father is send to a prison camp and their mother is taken away to do forced labour in germany. Serraillier explores the meaning of courage, unselfishness, loyalty and honesty as the children try to survive in a world made brutal by war. The paper sword which belongs to the family is their ultimate symbol of hope and love. The story follows the childrens journey as they trek through war-torn europe to finally be re-united with their family. 

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