Thanks to The Folio Society, a UK company who publish beautiful illustrated hardback editions of classics and bestselling books, I have one (1) copy of The Silver Sword by Ian Serraillier to give away. I just happened to review the book this week, and you can read that here.
Here's a synopsis from The Folio Society's site, and you can find their order and book info here.
Three Polish siblings – Ruth, Edek and Bronia – are fending for themselves in the outskirts of Warsaw towards the end of the Second World War. Having received a message from their father, the three children, together with an orphan Jan, make their way across Europe to find their parents in Switzerland. With them is a talisman: a silver letter-opener in the shape of a sword, salvaged from the ruins of their house. First published in 1956 (and titled Escape from Warsaw in the United States), The Silver Sword has been described by the Oxford Companion to Children’s Literature as ‘one of the most remarkable books since 1945’. Hungry, homeless and separated from their parents, the children face great trials before finding their way home. But they also learn to rely on each other, and find kindness and help in unexpected places, from the German couple who shelter them to the Russian sentry Ivan who gives Ruth pencils and paper for her school. The warm and realistic portrayal of the children and their relationships mean that young readers can identify with the characters even today.
Giveaway rules and info:
- One (1) copy of The Silver Sword is up for grabs!
- Open to UK residents only.
- The book will be sent directly from the publisher.
- End date: Sunday June 2nd, 2013.
All you have to do to enter is fill in the form below. Good luck!