The Silver Sword Essay & Project Ideas

Ian Serraillier
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1. The Silver Sword is set in Poland and Germany during and just after World War II. The author includes much description of the damage the war has done to the two countries. What effect do these descriptions have on the story?

2. Ruth, Edek, and Jan must all try to act like adults when their parents are no longer around to take care of them.

Where in the story do you see signs of how they are growing up? What adult qualities do they display?

3. Read the autobiographical book Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl, written by a girl hiding from the Nazis with her family. How do Anne's experiences compare with those of the children in The Silver Sword? Why do you think Serraillier gave his book a happy ending? Do you feel that the ending of The Silver Sword makes light of...

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Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults
The Silver Sword from Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
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