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What happens is that the Balicki children have to go from Poland to Switzerland and they lose their father and they meet Jan. Edek gets very sick and Ruth gets traumatised, and they both have to protect little Bronia. They are looking for their mother in Switzerland, and they get caught by the Germans-Edek on the moving train. There are lots of concentration camps that they end up in and a lot of the ordinary people in THE SILVER SWORD are farmers. There is a treasure and Jan carries lots of animals.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   1930's-1950's Family, caring for ill    -   Yes Who is sick?    -   Brother because he/she is    -   basically "out of it" Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Age 11-14 War/Revolt/Disaster on civilians    -   Yes Conflict:    -   Holocaust

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   thief/con artist Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Eastern European


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   4 () Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Switzerland    -   Germany    -   Poland Misc setting    -   moving train

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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