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Flaunting, Extravagant Queen (French Revolution, dK Closeouts I came across the book andecided order it I wondered after all these years if it would stand up Some wondered after all these if it would stand up Some books to order it I wondered after all these years if it would stand up Some childhood books and some Pages From Bee Journal don t The Silver Sword is the story of Polish siblings Ruth Edek and Bronia When the Nazis invade Warsaw in 1940 their father Joseph and mother Margrit are taken away leaving the children then aged 13 11 and 3 to fend for themselves We hear a little bit about the father who manages to escape a couple years later and make his way back to Warsaw There he encounters a young ruffian named Jan It s part luck and part contrivance that the children should meet up with Jan and together they set off for Switzerland in search of their parentsI am sad to say that The Silver Sword wasn t a magical experience the second time around The story is simplistic the characters are oneimensional and the happy ending is unrealistic That said it in no way Stones of Witness diminishes my memories of what I loved about the book 30 odd years ago Then the trials of these children their hunt for safe places to sleep finding food trying to stay out of the way of the Nazis searching for their parents was both thrilling and heart wrenching I can only attribute myisappointment to the fact that I am older and jadedI think my children will love it as much as I My Indian Kitchen did then This is a wonderful book The novel tells the poignant story of a group of children s search for their parents in World War II ravaged Europe The story revolves around the siblings Ruth Edek and Bronia and their friend Jan a resourceful but eccentric street smart kid The siblings had a happy life in with their family in Poland But oneay the Nazis would come for them and their world would turn upside Lots of Mommies down Somehow they would flee and learn to survive on the streets Ruth the elder sister would take on the role of the mother More misfortune would follow The siblings would get separated Ruth would make a friendship with Jan who would help with stuff he managed to get Ultimately the siblings would reunite and together with Jan they would embark on a journey towards Switzerland There would be hardships but there were many generous people from all walks of life who would help the childrenThere is adventureanger tragedy and surprisingly a little bit of humor in the story But the most inspiring theme of the book is home The silver sword after which the novel is named is nothing but a humble paperknife belonging to the siblings father This would become a symbol of hope for the childrenThe author has skillfully used themes such as family friendship kindness and his portrayal of human nature is commendable He has eftly emonstrated how humans can act contrary to their nature under extreme circumstances and how even mature kids try to make up for their lost childhood when they get the chanceThe book has a very happy ending That s the good news right The characters of the children had been taken from Red Cross records However they Fantasy Man did not come from the same family and unfortunately all of themid not get a happy ending in real lifeAnyway I shall repeat myself This is a short but a wonderful book It is regarded as a YA novel but can be enjoyed by people of all agesHighly recommended In this heartwarming mid 20th century classic which I loved as a child four brave Polish kids escape the horrors of the Nazi regime and embark on a perilous journey through war torn Europe finally to reach a Western country and be put in cages like the vermin they are Surely some mistake Ed I remember the first time I bought this book I was nine years old and had just The Flame Of Adventure discovered the joy of Scholastic school book order forms back when you could still order brand new books for yourself by mail for only fourollars with no shipping costs and Escape from Warsaw was one of my first It s a novel which is based on true accounts but what really makes it hit home as an important story is how realistic the characters are and how they could easily be just like you or me WWII was uite possibly one of the arkest periods of human history and Escape from Warsaw shares the gravity of this through the eyes of childrenWhile originally marketed to middle grade readers it s a rather heavy handed book which I think older readers can efinitely get something out of as well It hasn t become Divine Magnetic Lands dated with time either Its themes and plot are still just as relevant today as ever At some points the book feels almost rushed and I m not sure if that s supposed to heighten the chaos and uncertainty of the story or not but it felt out of place at times Still I loved the story and I think it s one that readers shouldefinitely try because in our current crazy political era we need to look back on the things that really matter most in the worst of times family and friendship and love and Escape from Warsaw shows how special these things are and how they can prevail even when everything feels hopeless. Ds Switzerland where they believe they will be reunited with their parents they encounter many hardships and angers.
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siblings Ruth Bronia and Edek along with their new friend Jan are on their to Switzerland to find their father The home of the three siblings in Poland has been estroyed by the war and their mother and father were both taken away by the Germans Jan has been orphaned and is living on the streets making his way by hook or crook It s a story of adventure of making their way on foot scrounging for a place to stay in a barn or with a kind family searching for food It s a story with much to say about the right and wrong things to The Butterfly Club do a story that would be excellent foriscussion with about the right and wrong things to o a story that would be excellent for discussion with Is it right or wrong to steal food when you are with Is it right or wrong to steal food when you are And what if you are stealing from food that is marked for your own hungry people Are all German soldiers wicked What about the Russian ones It s based on true stories of children after the war and these are stories children of today probably haven t heard How o mere children survive a long trek A 1001 Children s Book You Must Read Before You Grow Up A no frills beautifully realised tale of courage simply and sympathetically narrated Definitely time for a reissue Escape from Warsaw by Ian Serraillier originally titled The Silver Sword is the adventure story of a family which was separated His Substitute Bride (Seavers Brides, during the war Their father protests Nazi Germany s tyranny and is taken to a prison camp which he later escapes from Their mothe The Silver Sword is an epic tale of a family who were separated when the Nazi s invaded Poland in 1940 The story centres on the Balicki family who consisted of the mother Margrit the father Joseph and their 3 young children Ruth Bronia and Edek With their father taken to a prison camp and their mother captured as a slave the three children were left to fend for them self in a country ravaged by the Nazis The name of the book The Silver Sword is significant as this sword belonged to Joseph the father of the Balicki children and throughout the book it is a constant beacon of hope in a story so heart wrenching Upon escaping from the prison camp Joseph meets a ragged young boy called Jan and gives Jan the sword instructing him that if he ever encounters his children to send them towards the safety of their grandparents home in Switzerland While the three young children struggle things go from bad to worse as Edek the Balicki brother is arrested for smuggling With the girls on their own they return to the remains of their former home were they meet Jan the young boy with the silver sword Jan at this stage is gravely ill with TB however his encounter with the girl s father ensure they take him to a refugee camp were they are reunited with their brother Edek after a chance meeting Inspired by the silver sword the four children embark on an emotional journey towards Switzerlandesperate to be reunited with their parents after an arduous journey of 5 years I read this story as a 9 year old child and loved it reading it again has made me remember why I loved it Not only is the story informative giving children an insight into war literature and making them aware of specific events such as the Nazi invasion of Europe the selection of characters are fantastic as it keeps the reader embroiled in their plight The inclusion of cheeky likeable characters such as Edek and Jan along with compassionate souls like Ruth really has the reader championing the kids all the way to the haven that is Switzerland An excellent read for children from year 5 and upwards The Silver Sword is the story of the Balicki family Joseph and his Swiss wife Margrit and his Tu Alma ¿La Conoces? daughter Ruth 13 and Bronia 3 and son Edek 11 In 1940 they are living in a Warsaw suburb in Polanduring the Nazi occupation of that country where Joseph is the headmaster in a primary school One J.M. Coetzee day while teaching Joseph turns a picture of Hitler so it faced the wall His action is reported to the Nazi authorities by a student Joseph is arrested and sent to a prison camp in Zakyna He spends two years in the prison camp ill butetermined to escape which he finally Feminization and Chastity Training for the Sissy Husband (The League of Dominant Women does manage to accomplish Joseph spends 4 weeks walking back to Warsaw but when he arrives heiscovers that his house has been The Club of Angels destroyed his wife has been arrested and sent to a work camp in Germany and his children have survived but are no where to be foundAt the ruins of his home Joseph finds a silver letter opener in the shape of a small sword He also meets a young boy there carrying a wood box Eventually he befriends the boy Jan who shows Joseph how and where to safely jump a train to Switzerland Before he leaves he gives the silver swordletter opener to Jan and asks him to tell his children should he run into them that their father has gone to their grandparents in Switzerland to find their mother and to follow him there Jan puts the sword in his wooden box for safekeeping When their mother was arrested Edek had secret. A moving account of a journey through war torn EuropeAlone and fending for themselves in a Polandevastated by war. Ly shot at one of the officers with a rifle hitting him in the arm Scared the children ecided to run away that night over the rooftops of the adjoining buildings and in the arm Scared the children ecided to run away that night over the rooftops of the adjoining buildings and in the nick of time As the children are running away their house explodes Nazi retaliation for the rifle shot The children hide in a wood surviving on the kindness of peasants and on Edek s ability to smuggle But one ay Edek is caught and arrested They hear nothing about him for two years continuing to survive in the woods in summer and in two years continuing to survive in the woods inThree siblings Ruth Bronia and Edek along with their new friend Jan are on their
and in in winter In summer of 1944 Ruth now 15 and Bronia now 5 hear that the Russians are pushing westward and are not far from Warsaw This rumor turns out to be true and by January 1945 the Nazis are gone from Warsaw but because of the fighting to regain it so is Warsaw At their former home they find a very ill Jan They nurse him back to health and are helped to survive by a kind Russian soldier who also traces the whereabouts of Edek in Posen But when they arrived in Posen they learned Edek has TB and is in isolation At the makeshift hospital for TB patients they are told that he has just run away Tired and hungry they go to a refugee camp for food and rest but when a brawl breaks out the hand the pulls Ruth away from the fray is that of Edek Together the four children begin their journey to Switzerland in earnest by first taking a train to Berlin By now it is May 1945 and the war over in EuropeTheir journey to Switzerland takes Ruth Edek Bronia and Jan isn t easy Edek s TB gets progressively worse Then Edek and Jan are caught stealing from the American troops in Germany and Jan must o a week of 새로 만든 먼나라 이웃나라 12 - 미국 3 detention The children are taken in and cared for by a kindly farmer and his wife but when they hear that all Polish people will be sent back to Poland they are forced to make a middle of the night escape in some old canoes the farmer owns All through their journey the silver sword has been an inspiration to carry on and find their parents But in their hasty escape the silver sword gets left behind at the farm It was their talisman and as long as they had it they had good luck overcoming the obstacles they faced Now it seems that their luck has run out The canoe trip which should have been easy is not without hazards Ruth and Bronia are shot at and one of the other canoes isestroyed Later they face a terrible storm while crossing Lake Constance located in both Germany and Switzerland Will they ever be reunited with their parents without the sword At the heart of this novel stands is the idea of family The Balicki s are is a warm loving supportive family reason enough to motivate the children to find their parents And the reason that the homeless parentless Jan Ossos Perdidos (Temperance Brennan, decides to stick with them Like many people who lived through the war the children find strength in themselves to endureiscovering that they can Born Fighting deal with all kinds ofifficulties and hardships Throughout the novel Serraillier juxtaposes the hatred and Dr. Simon Forman destructive nature of Nazism and the people who supported it against the kind and helpful people who rejected it people who were willing to take a chance even risking of arrest andeath to help the children The Silver Sword was published in the United States under the name Escape from Warsaw and is still available from Scholastic by that name I prefer the original name The Silver Sword since it has so much meaning the central characters in the story Although the novel was published in 1956 it remains a very exciting adventure for young readers and I highly recommend itThe book is recommended from readers aged 12 and upThis book was borrowed from the Juvenile Collection of the Hunter College Library A story crafted around real life examples This novel tells the story of three Polish siblings Ruth Edek and Bronia search for their parents after their schoolmaster father is tossed in jail for hanging Hitler s picture facing the wall He escapes from prison to find his house Serving Up Secrecy (Ladies of Westside destroyed by fire and his family gone and meets a streetwise orphan named Jan Ruth manages to find shelter becoming a mother to her siblings and theyecide to go to Switzerland to find their remaining relatives crossing Poland and Germany along the way Jan joins them on their uest helping them survive in a world gone mad even as the family is separated and reunited along the way Along the way they are assisted by generous caring people soldiers farmers etcNo idea why Scholastic changed the perfectly apt title of The Silver Sword which was a family heirloom and symbol of hope for the wayward children Maybe 35 stars I first read Ian Serraillier s novel The Silver Sword when I was 12 All these years later I had vague memories of what the story was about but very vivid memories of having loved it We read it in school and so it wasn t a book that I A Wartime Nurse d actually come across elsewhere Oneay while perusing the selection at Boo. Jan and his three homeless friends cling to the silver sword as a symbol of hope As they travel through Europe towar.SUMMER AND IN IN WINTER IN