K 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 Ruth Edek and Bronia and friend Jan a resourceful but eccentric street smart kid The siblings had a happy life in with their family in Poland But one day the Nazis would come for them and their world would turn upside 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 ourney towards Switzerland There would be hardships but there were many generous people from all walks of life who would help the childrenThere is adventure danger 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 deftly demonstrated 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 did not come from the same family and unfortunately all of them did not get a happy
ENDING IN REAL LIFEANYWAY I SHALL REPEAT MYSELF THIS in real lifeAnyway I shall repeat myself This a short but a wonderful book It is regarded as a YA novel but can be enjoyed by people of all agesHighly recommended I remember the first time I bought this book I was nine years old and had ust discovered the oy of Scholastic school book order forms back when you could still order brand new books for yourself by mail for only four dollars 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 New Plant Parent: Learn the Ways of Plant Parenthood just like you or me WWII was uite possibly one of the darkest 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 definitely get something out of as well It hasn t become dated with time either Its themes and plot are stillust 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 should definitely 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. Are taken by the Nazis Can they survive A gripping story based on true accoun.
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Three siblings Ruth Bronia and Edek along with their new friend Jan are on theirsiblings 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 destroyed 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 do a story that would be excellent for discussion with children Is it right or wrong to steal food when you are starving
And what if you are stealing from food that is marked forwhat if you are stealing from food that is marked for 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 do mere children survive a long trek A 1001 Children s Book You Must Read Before You Grow Up Escape from Warsaw by Ian Serraillier originally titled The Silver Sword is the adventure story of a family which was separated during the war Their father protests Nazi Germany s tyranny and is taken to a prison camp which he later escapes from Their mother is taken away to work for the Nazis This leaves Ruth Edek and little Bronia alone trying to survive in a hostile landThough based on true events the characters were made up for the purposes of this story It was uite interesting though very unbelievable I ust can t believe all these things really happened but I guess they did Truth is sometimes stranger than fictionJan was my favorite character He was such a funny little guy His pets were funny too I felt bad for him he must have had a terrible childhood The Silver Sword is the story of the Balicki family Joseph and his Swiss wife Margrit and his daughter Ruth 13 and Bronia 3 and son Edek 11 In 1940 they are living in a Warsaw suburb in Poland 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 d actually come across elsewhere One day while perusing the selection at Book Closeouts I came across the book and decided to order it I wondered after all these years if it would stand up Some childhood books do and some 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 She encounters a young ruffian named Jan It s 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 one dimensional and the happy ending In this heartwarming mid 20th century classic which I loved as a child four brave Polish kids escape the horrors of the Na. In 1942 Warsaw World War II is raging and people live in fear from day to day. Zi regime and embark on a perilous ourney through war torn Europe
finally to reach a Western country and be put in cages liketo reach a Western country and be put in cages like vermin they are Surely some mistake Ed A no frills beautifully realised tale of courage simply and sympathetically narrated Definitely time for a reissue 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 theirworse as Edek the Balicki brother is arrested for smuggling With the girls on their 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 God's Pocket journey towards Switzerland desperate to be reunited with their parents after an arduousourney 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 thehas the championing the kids all the way to the haven that is Switzerland An excellent read for children from year 5 and upwards 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 ЯED jail for hanging Hitler s picture facing the wall He escapes from prison to find his house 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 they decide to go to Switzerland to find their remaining relatives crossing Poland and Germany along the way Janoins 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 This is a wonderful boo. Ruth Bronia and Edek have to fend for themselves when both of their parents.