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 life in war-torn Europe.After their parents are taken away by the Germans, the Balicki children are on their own in Warsaw. With the help of another orphan named Jan, they eventually make their way to Switzerland and are reunited with their parents.
|Title||:||The Silver Sword|
|Publisher||:||Random House - 2006-09|